Amani Olugbala and Soulfire Farm are just TWO WEEKS away, we have VERY exciting news!

We’ve been able to move this event to Hannaford Hall at USM. This means that there are *many* more tickets available for the taking. If you’re still interested in attending this event, please click on the Eventbrite link to reserve your spot! This has been an extremely popular event, so get your ticket before they’re sold out!

SPEAKER BIO: Amani Olugbala, Professional Speaker & Facilitator at Soul Fire Farm, is a storyteller and food justice advocate with over 15 years of experience in youth education and community outreach. Amani combines artistic expression, project-based learning and outdoor education tools to facilitate social justice based workshops and discussions with individuals, groups and organizations. Amani seeks to push communities to challenge presumed differences and work together in uncovering interlocked paths towards self determination and community liberation. Amani’s early work with the Natural Leaders, Brother Yusuf and the Youth Ed Venture Network, underscored the necessity of reintroduction to land as a source of healing and power for those of us who have been historically and systematically disconnected. Amani awoke a personal connection to seed while directing YO!, a youth-centered urban garden program in Albany, NY. At Soul Fire Farm’s Black and Latinx Farmer Immersion, Amani further cultivated the tools to sustain this connection and share it with others. Soul Fire Farm raises life-giving food to folks surviving food apartheid, trains farmer activists, advocates for systemic change and offers models for revolutionary thrival through love, ancestral wisdom and Earth reverence. Raptivist, spoken word artist, and abolitionist, Amani O+ is driven to uplift love, art & service as necessary expressions of rebellion against a sense of disconnection and hopelessness that threatens our collective peace and wellness.

WEBSITE FOR BOOK: www.farmingwhileblack.org

WEBSITE FOR FARM: www.soulfirefarm.org

SOCIAL MEDIA: @soulfirefarm @farmingwhileblack

Sponsored by Cooperative Development Institute, For Us, By Us Fund, Food Studies Program and Gloria S. Duclos Convocation at University of Southern Maine, Maine Initiatives, John Merck Fund and Cultivating Community

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