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Black Lives, Green spaces

A Black led food and environmental justice movement is blooming in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston

“Black Lives, Green Spaces” is a virtual conversation led by Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC) and featuring the Urban Farming Institute (UFI) that will engage community members around how we can advance racial equity through green and sustainable measures. This conversation will cover the historic policies that have negatively impacted Black neighborhoods like Mattapan and the work of community organizations like MFFC and UFI to implement reparative solutions focused on farming, community gardens, a food forest, walking path, and community organizing to build healthier thriving communities.


DATE & TIME: November 9, 12-1:15pm EST (Virtual)


PANELIST: Vivien Morris, Founder & Board Chair, Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC)


PANELIST: Patricia E. Spence, President & CEO, Urban Farming Institute (UFI)


JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Join community members, nonprofit staff, funders and partners. Learn more about the legacy of Black activism in the food justice and environmental justice space and how these measures can be replicated in BIPOC communities across the country.


DONATE! Become a monthly donor or give a one time gift. Help us raise $3500 to build and maintain a green and sustainable food system and public spaces in Mattapan where residents can enjoy being active!


Questions? Contact


Black Lives Green Spaces 2023

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