May 1 seminar set on Black Farmer Scholarship Fund

Our Social Action Team has scheduled a seminar, “The Henry Kirklin Black Farmer Scholarship Fund; Remembrance and Repair,” at noon Sunday, May 1 in the Sanctuary at UUCC.

The seminar will focus on the Henry Kirklin Black Farmer Scholarship Fund. Established and administered by the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture (CCUA) and partners, the scholarship is open to individuals who identify as African American and who are relatively new farmers or who intend to farm in mid-Missouri.

Moderated by the Rev. Dr. C.W. Dawson Jr., the seminar will briefly cover the history of the virtual disappearance of African American farmers from Boone County, as well as the ongoing activities of the Community Remembrance Project. The seminar also will feature Billy Polansky of CCUA and a program grantee to discuss the Scholarship Fund, and will include a donation to the fund from the Social Action Team on behalf of UUCC.

The seminar will be both in-person and live-streamed on Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. May 1, with a question-and-answer period until 1:30 p.m. All members of the community are welcome. At this time, masks are required for entry into the church.

Zoom link

If you have questions, email Fred Young.