Join us for a private screening of the documentary film Rhythms of the Land, “a valentine to generations of black farmers in the United States from the enslavement period to the present, whose intense love of the land and dedication to community enabled them to survive against overwhelming odds.” Along the way you will be able to consider how lessons provided and learned from this film can contribute to better relationships between the land and the Cincinnati community.
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Film begins
8 p.m. Panel discussion
Learn from a diverse moderated panel including a local chef, a food advocate, a farmer and a youth activist to discuss the merits and applications examined in the documentary that can be utilized by our community to better serve ourselves, our health and our well-being by once again paying homage to the land. Panelists include:
- Dr. Lauren Forbes, an urban policy scholar studying how Black-led local food systems, capacity-building initiatives and restorative justice programs generate community healing and social value
- Kimora McEntire, High School Senior that plans to attend The Ohio State University this fall to study agriculture engineering
- Nadia Ruffin, MS, owner of Quiwi Produce and founder of Agricademy Inc.
- Monica P. Watson, Business Owner and graduate of the Cincinnati State Culinary Program
This program is part of the Freedom Center’s Freedom Foods Initiative, supported by the Kroger Foundation.
Registration is required: