We're celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and we hope you will join us!

January 16th @7:00pm, join us in celebration of this of the life, memory & dream of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr!  Together, we will discuss and explore the future & past legacy of Black farming in the Chesapeake, the road towards equitable agricultural opportunities, and look together at the future of environmental human rights.

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Our Guest Speakers

Hear from guest speakers who are working tirelessly to dissolve existing barriers to create new opportunities for Black farmers.  Together let's explore the legacy of black farming in America, and learn how we can all play a role in creating a diverse future for farming here in the Chesapeake Bay watershed!

Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III, is a community organizer, ordained reverend and budding farmer who has been a catalyst for personal transformation and social change for more than twenty years.  In 2015, he launched the Black Church Food Security Network which advances food security and food sovereignty by co-creating Black food ecosystems anchored by Black congregations in partnership with Black farmers.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and is currently working on his first book which explores the historic relationship between Black churches, Black farmers and faith-based food sovereignty.

Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, is a rabbi, author, and environmental activist.  In 1978, she founded the Jewish Women's Resource Center.  As head of the Baltimore Orchard Project, she envisions abundant food forests throughout the city.  A proud native of Maryland, she is the co-founder and Director of the Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights (MDEHR).  This organization works to create a state constitutional amendment assuring that everyone has a right to a healthful environment.

Derrick Weston MDiv is founder of Stories of Food and Faith, a nonprofit multimedia collective for all who care about faith-based food justice. He also is the co-host and producer of The Food and Faith podcast in addition to writing for Presbyterians Today Magazine.

McKay Jenkins has been writing and teaching about the environment and social justice for 30 years. Currently he is the Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English,  Journalism and Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware, where he has won the University’s Excellence in Teaching Award and both the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. A former staff writer for the Atlanta Constitution he has also written for Outside, Orion, and many other publications.

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IPC's 'Learning Lab' webinars are designed to supplement the core Faithful Green Leaders Training program.  Please be encouraged to invite your team, congregation, and beyond!  This webinar is FREE and open to all. 

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