2020 Pritzker finalist Leah Penniman — “Free the people! Free the land!”

As a young Black child raised in the rural northeast, it was very difficult to understand who I was and where I belonged. Some of the children in our conservative, almost all white public school taunted, bullied, and assaulted my siblings and I, and I was confused and horrified by their malice. But while the...


Pritzker Finalist Clara Lee Pratt in NBC21 News: Native American votes helped secure Biden’s win in Arizona

Voter turnout on swaths of tribal land in Arizona surged compared with the 2016 presidential election, helping Joe Biden to victory in a state that hadn’t supported a Democratic in a White House contest since 1996. Native Americans were among the difference-makers who swung the race to Biden in Arizona. “It truly takes a village,”...


Pritzker Award Finalist Leah Penniman in NowThis: Here’s How Regenerative Farming Can Help Combat The Climate Crisis

Regenerative agriculture is a system of practices that focuses on soil health and increasing biodiversity — and it could help reverse the effects of climate change. ‘Human beings don’t inherently need to trash the planet to eat,’ explains Leah Penniman, the co-director and farm manager at Soul Fire Farm and Pritzker Award finalist. 


Pritzker Award Finalist Leah Penniman in The New York Times: Follow these three farms during the harvest of 2020

The New York Times followed 3 small farms where they found people cultivating way more than food. Take a look at Leah Penniman, @soulfirefarm co-director and Pritzker Award finalist tackles food apartheid & systemic racism that affects some communities


Pritzker Finalist Leah Penniman writes for Harper’s Bazaar: To Free Ourselves, We Must Feed Ourselves

2020 Pritzker Finalist, farmer, activist, and author Leah Penniman writes about the fight for food sovereignty for Harper’s Bazaar. “I prefer the term “food apartheid,” which indicates that the vast swaths of this nation where people of color disproportionately suffer from hunger, diabetes, and heart disease are the human-created outcomes of systemic racism, not natural...


Pritzker Finalist Leah Penniman in Bay Journal: Black farmers embrace African practices as empowering

In recent years, Axum said he has noticed a “big movement” among Black farmers toward embracing organic methods. These aren’t practices borrowed from White organizations and individuals but rather from within their own cultural heritage, reaching back to the verdant plains and terraced slopes of Africa. A key thought leader and practitioner in the movement...