The principle of “moving forward, looking back” is embodied in the Akan concept of “Sankofa”. Symbolized by a bird who is walking one way as its head and neck are turned backwards, Sankofa is relevant to our current moment.
This year, HEAL turned 5!
As we move forward, we do so with an eye to the past. Our Alliance has so much to be proud of! Our School of Political Leadership has trained 47 people to advance transformative campaigns. With members, we began a grassroots process that’s moved over $1 million to the frontlines. We’ve organized to support justice for Black farmers, fought for worker protections, taken on corporate control, and advanced our vision of community-based, climate resilient food systems. We build on these achievements, even through the challenges of these times.
There is still much work to do, but as 2022 comes to an end, we are thrilled to share our “Year in Review” with you. As you read it, we hope you feel as inspired as we do by the brilliance of this community that you are a part of.