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Join Lawrence and Marti this evening as they host a roundtable discussion concerning the failure of most candidates to fairly address the issues of discrimination against Black farmers that has gone on for decades within the USDA. At issue is the Biden campaign lack of systemic solution or approach to changing and correcting the long standing, well documented abuses that have transpired.
Mr. Lucas was the former President of the USDA Coalition of Minority Employees, beginning in 1994. His career as a government employee began as a political appointee during the Carter Administration. He retired after 32 years of service.
Joining him will be Michael Stoval of Alabama who has been instrumental in bringing attention to the institutional failures of the USDA and DOJ. Mr Stovel will talk about the continuing neglect and worsening of agency failures within the USDA that has worsened over the years.
Waymon Hinson has earned degrees in theology and psychology is licensed as a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in Texas. His history with the Black farmer cause extends back to 1994 when he began to consult with farmers and their legal counsel. Mr. Hinson will also be discussing the release of the new documentary on Black farmers.
In 2012, six years after she graduated, Hishaw launched Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (FARMS), an organization that helps Black farmers, and all farmers from historically disadvantaged groups, in Southeastern states retain ownership of their land. Now, she spends her days visiting farmers in the Southeast who face losing their property and assets due to mounting debt.