Virtual Event - Environmental Racism: The Plight of Black Farmers in America

April 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Hear Dr. Latresia Wilson discuss challenges facing Black farmers in America as a part of our Chapters' racial justice speaker series.

On Tuesday, April 13, join us for a conversation with Dr. Latresia Wilson, about environmental racism and the plight of Black farmers in America.

Dr. Latresia Wilson grew up in Ocala, Florida, graduating from Vanguard High School. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia. Earning her PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of Florida, she went on to medical school, a fellowship, and various residencies before completing her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Florida – Jacksonville. Dr. Wilson then worked in the ER in Ocala and received her MBA from Auburn University. She has since been a traveling ER physician for several years.

Cofounder of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalist Association, Florida Chapter, Latresia Wilson continues to work with farmers throughout the Southeast. She will be speaking in this segment of the ACLU of Florida chapters' speaker series on the struggles faced by Black farmers in Florida and America, as well as the Justice for Black Farmers Act.