The framing of the recent debate over farms in East Austin has led some people to assume that community autonomy and support for urban farming are mutually exclusive. This event will explore this complex conflict and its connection to neighborhood history and zoning in an area that has resisted commercial polluters in the past. The town hall meeting will address the issues at the heart of tensions that have recently strained relationships between environmentalists, neighborhood representatives, and food activists.
This East Austin Town Hall on Local Food and What It Means to Be Neighbors—which will start with a potluck style beginning at 6:30 pm, with the meeting at 7 pm—is sponsored by the local anti-racist reading and discussion group LEADATX and a group of concerned Austin residents with no organizational affiliation.
Location: 4926 E. Cesar Chavez), Austin