Come out this Friday Nov 21st in NYC for a short talk by esteemed author and University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaigne professor of Law Eric Freyfogle, followed by drinks and a discussion of land rights.
Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues
New York, NY
We face this cultural, economic, and environmental dilemma from a landscape perspective, with ownership-regimes at its root.
Join us as Eric Freyfogle, Swanlund Chair at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, helps set the context of our current predicament, and inform our collective work supporting a shift to a new food paradigm. Eric’s books include: The Agrarian Reader, Wilderness Law, On Private Property: Finding Common Ground on the Ownership of Land (Beacon Press, 2007; paper ed. 2009) and The Land We Share: Private Property and the Common Good (Island Press, 2003; paper ed. 2011), along with two law school casebooks, Natural Resources Law: Private Rights and Collective Governance (Thomson/West, 2007) and Property Law: Power, Governance, and the Common Good (Thompson/West 2012.
Eric will be joined by North Carolinian board member of Agrarian Trust, Jean Willoughby who directs the Agricultural reinvestment project of RAFI, the Rural Advancement Foundation International, and heads up their new Cooperative Development program for farmer-owned cooperative enterprises. As well we’ll hear about land reform efforts in NYC with Caroline Woolard, artist and organizer of Tradeschool.org and Ourgoods.coop. She is working on commons based solutions for affordable housing for artists and low income New Yorkers. Moderating the session is Severine v T Fleming, founder of Greenhorns, board secretary of Farm Hack, and founding board member of Agrarian Trust.
Hope to see you there!
Read more about the event HERE.