Africana Studies

Ron Finley, TED Talk Speaker and Gangsta Gardener

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

University Student Union | Lake View Terrace

Ron Finley, TED Talk Speaker and Gangsta Gardener Event FlyerPlease join the Department of Africana Studies for a very special event. In honor of Black History Month and Africana Studies 50th Anniversary, we are pleased to present TED Talk Speaker and The Gangsta' Gardener, Ron Finley.

Ron entered the spotlight as a community leader, determined to change South Central Los Angeles from food desert to food forest. His goal, to ensure that kids grow up with the option of healthy food, instead of fried, fattening staples, caught the eyes of creative leaders and media voices, including EGOT, John Legend, who co-executive produced the 2015 documentary Can You Dig This about the urban gardening revolution in South Central LA. 

Communication services (sign language interpreters, note takers) are available . Requests for services must be submitted (5) working days in advance. Contact Laura Ontiveros via email or call (818) 677-3311.