Lu Gibson is a first-generation Philly resident, aspiring grower, and farmer, and recent graduate of Temple University, receiving their Bachelor’s degree from the Africology and African American Studies Department. As their career trajectory has been shaped by their studies, they wish to apply their studies to their growing investment in Indigenous African and American land stewardship networks. As a member of Soil Generation’s newly launched farming brigade, they have also interned for Philly Urban Creators from July to September of 2018, under the guidance of fellow FPAC member Sonia Galiber. As a Philly native, Lu feels that their participation is pertinent towards initiating and allocating Black, Brown, and Native centered-political education and resources to serve Black, Brown and Native communities. Their 5-year plan consists of attending graduate school for agroecology or a farming-related field, working at farm apprenticeship programs centering Black and Indigenous American growing culture and practices, namely to begin research on Indigenous Lucayan and Afro-Bahamian farmers in their father’s native Eleuthera, and finding their own land to regenerate.
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