Date(s) - October 15, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Departments of Art and Art History, Ethnic Studies and the Black African American Cultural Center (BAACC) at Colorado State University are pleased to announce the next event for the Black Lives Matter Art Walk Installation.
Join us as we navigate the struggle of black and indigenous farmers toward land ownership in the new millennia. As we explore periods from slavery to reconstruction all the way up to the 21st century we will discuss how out of the 2.3 billion acres that make up America none was set aside for our first farmers. A mini lecture, interactive activity, and small snack is included to give insight into migrant farming and the manual work involvement of these individuals.
Robert Wiggins is a student in the Agricultural Business and Agriculture Education programs at CSU. He has run community garden education programs for low-income children in Colorado Springs and other areas. Through these venues he was often called the “black farmer”, a nickname that has continued at CSU. Wiggins is active in the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences, or MANRRS, at CSU.
Closed toed shoes, hats, water bottle and sunscreen advised.
11:30-11:40 am Meet at the Black Lives Matter Installation at the Art and Art History building.
11:40-11:50 am Walk to Agricultural Sciences Gardens
11:50 am-12:10 pm: Mini lecture by Robert Wiggins.
12:10-12:20 pm: Hands on gardening activity
12:20-12:30 pm: Walk back to campus
Questions? Contact Ajean Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org