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Plantationocene Sawyer Seminar

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

“Environmental and Agricultural Legacies of Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCUs)”


    • Danielle Hairston Green is the Institute Director for Human Development and Relationships (HDRI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension.
    • Jarvis McInnis is the Cordelia and William Laverack Family Assistant Professor of English at Duke University.
    • Monica White is the Gaylord A. Nelson Distinguished Chair in Integrated Environmental Studies and Associate Professor of Environmental Justice in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
4:30-6:00 PM.
Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center

For over a century, HBCUs have committed to meeting the educational needs of Black students and the communities from whence they came. Agricultural extension has sought to provide resources for Black farmers, many of whom have been overlooked by the very agencies established to support them. During this panel discussion, Jarvis McInnis, Danielle Hairston-Green, and Monica White will discuss the educational, political, social, cultural, and environmental legacies of HBCUs, including the work of agricultural extension in support of Black community health and wellness.

This event is co-sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, along with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, Department of English, and Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE).