Black Church Food Security Network, Interview #1

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Title

Black Church Food Security Network, Interview #1

Description

This interview discusses how the Black Church Food Security Network is working to create a community-based food system by black churches in partnerships with black farmers. They are calling on churches to promote gardening, patronize black farmers, and practice emergency food storage, the latter of which will help with the current pandemic as well as prospective ones.

Date Created

August 20, 2020

Interviewer

Abel Gomez
Ariel Mejia
Kayla Wheeler (advisor)

Interviewee

Sha'Von Terrell

Community

Black Church Food Security Network

State

Maryland

Place

Baltimore

Genre

Oral history

Subject

Land
Food sovereignty
Seed bank
Black farmers
Health
Black Church
Ancestors
Plants
Herbal medicines
Community-based food system
Food apartheid
Food insecurity
Community building

Language

English

Table Of Contents

0:43: About Organization
2:29 : quote "food apartheid"
4:30 : "Black land robbery"
6:29 : centered in community
6:55 : "Black church anchor in Black community"
12:21 : quote "create niche markets for farmers to sell to community"
14:00 : Teaching of Black church that impacts organization
15:00 "seeking to continue legacy of ancestors"
16:20 : Started a seek bank
18:50 : quote " standing on their shoulders"
27:00 : Discussion on "what is history"
29:55 : quote "church always an anchor in Black community "
33:17 : What food sovereignty seeks to do
34:49 : Other ways organization has shifted due to coronavirus
38:03 : Teach others how to preserve food
39:21 : "getting back to what their ancestors used to do "
39:57 : connecting back to their roots
45:26 : "the Earth provides everything we need"
46:37 : "Discussion on herbalism"
51:35: Ways virus has affected organization and members
53:01 :quote " Making reality clear for a lot of people"