Maple Moon: Sugaring as Abolition


Mar 28 2021


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Maple Moon: Sugaring as Abolition

  • Sunday, March 28, 2021
  • 12:00 PM  3:00 PM

with Jalal Sabur

Maple sugaring is a craft and tradition passed down to us by the indigenous ancestors of Northeast Turtle Island to harvest sweetness directly from Sugar Maple trees. Early in the formation of the United States, abolitionists called for boycotts of Britain’s largest import, slave-grown sugar, and offered maple syrup as an anti-oppressive alternative. Within a year, hundreds of thousands of people had participated in the boycott. In this knowledge share, we gather to honor the story of maple sugaring and its role in food justice history.