Archives of Community Organizing

Radical Transformation is Possible! Let’s Talk About the 2nd Annual HEAL Summit

By Nikki Lewis, Membership Engagement and Training Lead Greetings HEAL members and allies! My name is Nikki Lewis and I am the new Membership Engagement and Training Lead for the HEAL Food Alliance. I came to HEAL after 10 years of organizing restaurant workers and cross-sector coalitions to improve working conditions and wages for DC, Maryland, and […]

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’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 […]

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 […]
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