On Thursday, June 17, 2021 the Franciscan Solidarity Table of NYC hosted a webinar about proposed agricultural legislation critical for food justice and environmental sustainability. Several panelists highlighted the importance of five Congressional bills from a faith perspective and their impact on farmers, U.S. agricultural policy, and environmental justice while addressing climate change.
You can watch the webinar here:
Bringing together the first-hand experience of small to medium scale farmers of color and policy makers, the NYC Franciscan Solidarity Table found a creative way to bring our Franciscan values to the public forum, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic limitations. We are grateful to them for encouraging all of us to play a role in promoting these national policies that would make a lasting positive impact on the integrity of creation and our brother and sister farmers, on whom we depend for our food and wellbeing.
Want to take action on these priority bills? You can find more information and see options for getting involved HERE.