Our Land 2: Symposium 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, November 17, 2016 (All day)
Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico
Our Land 2 Poster
The local and regional food economy we want, needs territory. OUR LAND 2 is a national symposium on structural land access, conservation and transition issues with a focus on the lessons of the Southwest’s unique Acequia system and drylands agriculture.
This is a six day series of events, exhibits, talks by academics, activists, archivists, historians and some of our best minds on the public trust. OUR LAND 2 is presented by Agrarian Trust, in partnership with Quivira Coalition, Biodynamic Association, Santa Fe Farmers Market, Bioneers, Betterday Coffee, Rio Grande/ Northern New Mexico Young Farmers Alliance and the Whitehead Foundation. OUR LAND 2 is a follow up to OUR LAND 1, held in Berkeley, CA in 2014, which was a huge success with over 600 attendees from 13 states.

Through a series of talks, films, exhibits, and an interpreted acequia walk-- we hope to open up important conversations on “ the land question”, in the Southwest and nationally. We’ll delve into structural analyses of land enclosure as well as discussing the emerging frameworks for regional and collective action.

Speakers include both local and national voices. The keynote is by Mary Wood, esteemed professor of environmental Law at University of Oregon, and author of “ Nature’s Trust”. She is engaged in practical and legal issues of public trust. Other speakers include: Ruth Breach, Rick Prelinger, Kim Stringfellow, Sylvia Rodriguez, Allyson Siwik, Tezozomoc, Eric Holt-Gimenez, Miguel Santiestevan, Devon Pena, Stanley Crawford, and Alex Pino.

Artists include: Sharon Steward, Kim Stringfellow, Emily Volger, Ildi Carlise-Cummings, Kaitlin Bryson, Nancy Dewhurst, Erin Fussell, Bill Gilbert, Andrea Gohl, Ryan Henel, Catherine Harris, Jeanette Hart-Mann, Cecilia McKinnon, Sarah Molina, Hollis Moore, Hamshya Rajkumar, Kacie Smith, Molly Zimmer, Rachel Zollinger, and more!

Event Location:
United States