At one time Pembroke Township in Kankakee County, Illinois was the largest Black farming community in the northern United States. Over environmental concerns and opposition by local Black farmers, a natural gas pipeline with large political backing is moving closer to reality. Farmers and political supporters claim the pipeline “threatens to replace [Pembroke] the last community of African American farmers in Illinois.”
Reset talk with a farmer married couple leading protests of Black farmers.
GUESTS: Dr. Jifunza Wright-Carter, physician, farmer, co-founder and president, Black Oaks Center
Fred Carter, farmer, co-founder and executive director, Black Oaks Center
Karen Weigert, executive vice president at Slipstream, a clean energy innovation non-profit; former chief sustainability officer at city of Chicago