This Saturday, April 7, 2017 OSI Community Fellow Eric Jackson will co-host a screening of “Baltimore’s Strange Fruit: A Story of Food Apartheid and the Struggle for Sovereignty” at the Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.
The film, directed by Jackson and Maddie Hardy, explores the intersections of food, land, and race and class politics through personal narrative and social commentary.
As an OSI Fellow, Jackson, the founder and director for Black Yield Institute, is organizing two community-controlled cooperative food ventures in the Cherry Hill and Poppleton neighborhoods with the aim of creating a community-oriented, self-determined solution to food insecurity and its effects. His project, The Building Black Land and Food Sovereignty Practice – through the Black Yield Institute – aims to improve residents’ quality of life, develop black, indigenous leaders and create a self-sustaining community.
More information about Saturday’s screening can be found here.