Archives of Community Organizing

These are some of the Black-led orgs leading our fight against racism in the food and agriculture system

By fighting white supremacy and capitalism in our food and farm system, the following organizations undoing centuries of oppression and exploitation, of people and the land.  We are grateful to count among our membership, partners and allies, and School of Political Leadership cohort, Black-led organizations that are at the forefront of fighting for racial equity […]

Black History Month Food and Farming Resource List: Week 4

This Black History Month we took a few moments to learn more about Black History in relation to food, farming and food justice. We’ve been putting together a weekly list of resources—books, articles, reports, interviews and talks—that cover a range of issues that we need to think about as we move forward in our fight for food […]

Black History Month Food and Farm Justice resource list: Week 3

This Black History Month we’re taking a few moments to learn more about Black History in relation to food, farming and food justice. We’ve been putting together a weekly list of resources—books, articles, reports, interviews and talks—that cover a range of issues that we need to think about as we move forward. Read about about the history of African […]

Black History Month Food and Farm Justice resource list: Week 2

(Feature photo credit: NPR) It’s Black History Month and we’re taking a few moments to learn more about Black History in relation to food, farming and food justice. We’re putting together a weekly list of resources—books, articles, reports, interviews and talks—that cover a range of issues that we need to think about as we move forward. Read about about […]

Black History Month Food and Farm Justice resource list

It’s Black History Month and we’re taking a few moments to learn more about Black History in relation to food, farming and food justice. We’re putting together a weekly list of resources—books, articles, reports, interviews and talks—that cover a range of issues that we need to think about as we move forward.   Read about about the […]

Our 2018 End of Year Report

2018 was a big year for HEAL! We had big dreams going into 2018. And with your help, we leaped into action, organizing the #RealMeals campaign and successfully running the first year of our HEAL School of Political Leadership (SoPL). Our dream team of over 50 member organizations welcomed four new organizations into our Alliance, […]

Creating a community-based political approach: How my HEAL School of Political Leadership experience is shaking up Central Valley organizing!

By Angel Garcia, Tulare County Community Organizer, Californians for Pesticide Reform, and Coalition Advocating for Pesticide Safety (and member of the first SoPL cohort!) Part 1: Central Valley Livin’ I want to start off by asking you to imagine living in hot, swamp cooler-running, chemical-smelling, high-revving pesticide spraying machinery summer days. Well, no need to use […]

HEAL & FCWA Joint Statement: We Declare Solidarity with the 2018 Prison Strike

The HEAL Food Alliance and Food Chain Workers Alliance declare solidarity with the 2018 prison strike. Yesterday, prisoners across the United States launched a nation-wide strike demanding an end to prison slavery, poor living conditions, and death by incarceration. The strike began on the death anniversary of George Jackson, a former Black Panther and a leading voice of […]

Celebrating a GFPP win for Chicago Communities and Workers

By Christina Spach, National Good Food Purchasing Campaign Coordinator, Food Chain Workers Alliance On May 16th, Commissioners in Cook County, Illinois — the nation’s second largest county –adopted the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP). This win in Cook County comes on the heels of last year’s adoption of the program by the Chicago Public Schools (June), […]
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