Land Conservancy, Providence Farm to host author/filmmaker

Date(s) - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022
7:00 pm


The Western New York Land Conservancy and Providence Farm Collective will bring renowned author and filmmaker Natalie Baszile to Western New York at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. The event will be online.

Baszile is the author of Queen Sugar, named one of the San Francisco Chronicles’ Best Books of 2014 and nominated for an NAACP Image Award. It was made into the popular Netflix program produced and director by Ava Duvernay. More recently, Baszile published We Are Each Other’s Harvest, an anthology that brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations and first-person stories to examine Black people’s connection to the American land from Emancipation to today.

The event will feature a special conversation with Baszile, Allison DeHonney (Buffalo Go Green/Urban Fruits & Veggies), Mahamud Mberwa (Bwedo Farm), Dao Kamara (Liberian Community Farming Project), and Hamadi Ali (Providence Farm Collective).

The event is free, but you must register here to receive the Zoom link.

The host organizations encourage you to read Baszile’s work in advance, and are partnering with local book stores  including Burning Books and Fitz Books.