Natasha Bowens Keynote Speaker

NatashaPhoto_FinalNatasha Bowens, keynote speaker for the 2016 Common Ground Books, Business, & Art Expo on Saturday, February 20 at Shepherd University Wellness Center is nationally known with work in programs alongside Bill McKibben on sustainable environments and the local food movement. Prominent feature articles and interviews with Bowens include publications such as The Atlantic, Mother Earth News, VICE, YES! Magazine and NPR.

As an author, beginning farmer, and community activist, Bowens focuses on building empowerment and community with food and storytelling. Her book The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming is hailed by Foreword Review as “a trailblazing look at the past and present of North American farming” through the eyes of farmers of color.

Dr. Pamela Ellis, president of Harambee Conference, and event organizer, observes, “Natasha Bowen’s challenge, basically, is an invitation to ‘knock on doors’ to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be involved in the farm-to-table revolution. Bring family, friends, co-workers and neighbors with you to hear why Natasha provides a moral imperative to not only eat good food, but also to be a driving force for good and food sovereignty in local, national, and international agricultural communities.”

Reserve Tickets by February 5: https://2016commongroundexpo.eventbrite.com

Event Time: 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Location: Shepherd University Wellness Center, 164 University Drive, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 (about 1 hour from Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area)

Four Seasons Books – Advance book sales: phone, (304) 876-3486, email, 4seasons@citilink.net

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