IT’S “BIG B” ON THE GRILL, at The Justice Fellowship Cookout in the Hill District, July 25. (Photos by Courier photographer J.L. Martello)
As many organizations across Pittsburgh have held discussions and socially-distanced events related to racial injustice, local nonprofit organization Project Love Coalition had the most unique idea—bring people together to talk about racial injustice…at a farm.
The Peace and Friendship Farm was the site of the July 25 cookout event, 678 Somers St. The Peace and Friendship farm is designed to help get veterans involved in the agricultural business. They can grow not only the organic fruits and foods, but they can also grow their business acumen, and over time, wealth.
Veterans and non-veterans spoke on the open mic at the event to address certain justice-related topics. July 25, the date of the event, was exactly two months after the tragic killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by a White Minneapolis officer.
THE PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP FARM
DIANA EYWA dances with 2-year-old Miracle…
CREATOR, pouring some healthy water at the cookout.