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Whistleblowers! is presented in coordination with Marcel Reid and the Whistleblowers Summit July 27-29 in D.C. 2016
Our Guests this evening:
GARY R. GRANT is the founding president of the National Black Farmers & Agriculturalists Association (BFAA – 1997) a founder and chairperson of the African American Environmental Action Justice Network (AAEJAN) based in Atlanta, GA and a co-founder and past Director of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN – 1998 – 2013). The son of the late family farmers, Matthew and Florenza Moore Grant (deceased 2001), Mr. Grant was reared on Farm Unit #50/51 in the New Deal Community of the Tillery Resettlement Farms, Tillery, Halifax County, North Carolina. He is the holder of a BA degree from North Carolina College at Durham – 1965 (now NC Central University), and an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Eastern North Carolina Theological Institute, Roanoke Rapids, NC (1997). Grant is the president of his family’s company, Matthew & Florenza Moore Grant Homelands, LLC. Grant has appeared on the acclaimed CBS 60 Minutes’ “Pork Power” 1996, several appearances on North Carolina Public Television NOW, and has appeared on numerous other media outlets. He has authored and co-authored several papers on the destruction of the environment by corporate hog growing facilities and the decline of the Black farmers in America. Grant has also met with three presidents on the issue of Black Farmers, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, and President Barack Obama. He was also chosen to attend a meeting with President Bush of 100 Black leaders from across the country.
Also joining us will be Lawrence Lucas:
Mr. Lucas will be reporting the theft of property owned by Eddie and Dorothy Wise: agricultural land by the USDA. Land the USDA now claims it owns.
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.