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The Third HEAL SoPL: Moving Forward Our Collective Vision & Values

By Jay Conui, Political Leadership Coordinator, HEAL Food Alliance Last month the HEAL School of Political Leadership (SoPL) held our third session in Durham, North Carolina. Durham was a natural fit for us – HEAL has a wealth of members and allies in the state who are engaging in important movement work every day, an […]

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), […]

This is How We Celebrate the Power of Workers on #MayDay

By Jose Oliva, Co Director of the Food Chain Workers Alliance Workers took to the streets on May 1st to demand better wages and working conditions, as part of global actions marking International Workers’ Day. Here in the US folks working across the food system led many of the protests, rallies and demonstrations. And they […]

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 […]

The First HEAL SoPL: Exploring Possibilities for Real Political Leadership

By Jay Conui, Political Leadership Coordinator On January 26-28, HEAL launched its first session of the School of Political Leadership (SoPL) where 10 exceptional leaders from across the country gathered together to share, study and sketch out policies and solutions that will transform how our food and farm systems function. This first session comes at […]

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 […]