Unveiling The Justice Tree Mural Project: Cultivating Agency Through Art

The Hattie Carthan Community Market is unveiling the Justice Tree Mural, a collaborative communal project between four New York City food producers and three visual artists, that envisions food justice as a tool for planetary transformation.

The 8.5’ wide by 12’ high mural will stand at the head of the community market, the site of the weekly Saturday farmers market. The art piece is intended to stimulate more than superficial conversations about food, justice and equity needed to address deeper systemic issues which promote the injustice and inequities within our food system. The vision of the mural is to cultivate a deeper communal awareness around the layers of oppression and inequity in the United States food system and inspire communities to exercise their sovereign human right to participate in a just food system.

The Hattie Carthan Community market is a community revitalization project that grew out of an abandoned, trash strewn lot, put into the use of the commons by Food Justice Farmer// Multidisciplinary Artist, Yonnette Fleming, 13 elderly Hattie Carthan gardeners and hundreds of community volunteers. The market opened for its 8th season this year providing Bedford Stuyvesant youths and community with cultural programs food justice educational programming and increased access to hyper local and local food.

Just Tree Mural Conception Team:
Yonnette Fleming, Food Justice Farmer/ Multidisciplinary Artist
Jhon Coley, Surreal Muralist(Lead Artist) Anthony McDonald, Visual Artist
Ruby Olisemeka, Farm Educator/ Farm School NYC Food Justice Class of 2016
Omega Sirius Moon, Multidisciplinary Artist
Sean Jackson, Youth Farmer (Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Corps)
Dennis Glasgow, Youth Farmer (Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Corps)
Food Justice Mural Project Supporters:
Noyes Foundation, Green Guerillas, Hattie Carthan Community Market

G to Bedford/Nostrand; B38 to Marcy and Lafayette Avenues

August 27, 2016 at 10am - 1pm
Hattie Carthan Community Market
363-365 Clifton Place at Marcy Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
United States
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Yonnette Flemin · · 347-399-1761

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