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Our 2017 End of Year Report

Together We Made This Happen!   Politically, socially, and emotionally, 2017 has been a turbulent year for those of us committed to food, farm, and social justice. For all of us here at the HEAL Food Alliance, it’s also been an incredible year of birth, growth, and evolution. None of this would be possible without the […]

HEAL Launches the School of Political Leadership

The HEAL Food Alliance just named its first cohort of 10 food and farm justice leaders to take part in the HEAL School of Political Leadership (SoPL), a year-long leadership development program to support talented individuals working to create inclusive, democratic food and farm systems.  SoPL will equip the inaugural cohort with the tools, knowledge, and […]

HEAL’s Statement on the DACA Recision

Today the Trump administration announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which for over five years has protected nearly 800,000 immigrant youth (DREAMers) and supported them to pursue their potential, and contribute fully to their families, communities, and nation. Navina Khanna, Director of the HEAL Food Alliance issued the following […]

HEAL’s Statement on this Weekend’s Violence in Charlottesville

The HEAL Food Alliance firmly condemns the racist violence that occurred in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend. Below is a statement from HEAL’s Director, Navina Khanna. “This weekend, racist right-wing white nationalists and neo-nazi terrorists took to the streets in Charlottesville, Virginia, armed with torches and guns, spouting white supremacist rhetoric. They murdered a young […]

A Word from HEAL’s Director: Building Power with NWAWJC

By Navina Khanna, Director, HEAL Food Alliance A few weeks ago, I visited northwest Arkansas. Humid, lush, and green, it’s not immediately apparent that this land is home to the headquarters of corporate giants Tyson and Walmart. But Springdale also boasts the Northwest Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center (NWAWJC), which is organizing to build power with low-wage […]