Carlton Turner

Activist, Artist

Utica, United States

Carlton Turner is an artist, agriculturalist, researcher, and co-founder of the Mississippi Center for Cultural Production (Sipp Culture). Sipp Culture uses food and story to support rural community development in his hometown of Utica, Mississippi where his family has been for eight generations. He currently serves on the board of First People’s Fund, Imagining America, Project South, Grantmakers in the Arts and the National Black Food and Justice Alliance. Carlton is a founding partner of the Intercultural Leadership Institute.