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Moving Forward, Looking Back: HEAL’s 2022 Year in Review

 Download HEAL’s 2022 Year in Review 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 […]
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Together We Thrive: HEAL’s 2022 Rapid Response Fund Impact Report

 Download HEAL’s 2022 Rapid Response Fund Impact Report   In the chaos of 2020, HEAL piloted a Rapid Response Fund, knowing that our members were directing resources towards urgent needs in their communities. In that first year, HEAL raised and distributed $40,000 across 10 member organizations. At the end of 2021 we did it again, […]

Applications are open for HEAL’s School of Political Leadership!

The HEAL Food Alliance is excited to announce that applications are open for the 2023 cohort of HEAL’s School of Political Leadership (SoPL)! Now in its 5th year, SoPL is a six-month long, virtual leadership program that equips frontline, majority Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color leaders working to create more democratic food and […]
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Climate Resistance: HEAL’s Summer Update

Welcome to the HEAL Food Alliance quarterly newsletter! To stay up to date on what’s happening in the food and farm justice movement, subscribe now » August 2022 We’ve witnessed the urgency of the climate crisis firsthand this summer— from the wildfires in California and western water crisis, to heat stress burdening working people. In […]

Farmers: have you faced bank discrimination? We want to hear from you!

Are you a farmer that has experienced discrimination while trying to get a loan from a bank? Do you have a story to share?  Help us end discrimination in agricultural lending by sharing your story. We are looking for both written and verbal stories, and you can remain anonymous if you choose. The HEAL Food […]

HEAL Food Alliance grants $52K to organizations on the frontlines of the fight for food justice

Press Release: For Immediate Release Contact: Neshani Jani, neshani@healfoodalliance.org HEAL Food Alliance grants $52K to organizations on the frontlines of the fight for food justice Oakland, CA – As the pandemic, global calamities, inflation, and climate chaos continue to threaten food security, our environment, and working people’s safety – especially in communities of color – […]

Interdependence & Solidarity: HEAL’s Statement on the Recent SCOTUS Decisions

By Navina Khanna, Executive Director, HEAL Food Alliance The slew of recent SCOTUS decisions – that grant more rights to guns than people with uteri, that exempt power plants from regulation, strip tribal Nations of their sovereignty, and protect police over people – are a sobering reminder that the systems that govern us were never […]

SoPL is Timely and Necessary: Reflections on Session 6

By Marlene Manzo, Political Leadership Coordinator, HEAL Food Alliance Twelve people joined us for the School of Political Leadership this year. In January, I was filled with anticipation and excitement of what this cohort would be like. Unsurprisingly, we had the pleasure of working with twelve loving and passionate food and farming leaders. Twelve people […]

Campaigns and Comms! Reflections on SoPL Session 5

By Bea Fry, Development Steward, and & Jazmin Martinez, Co-Operations Steward  (Advocates for Urban Agriculture) and members of the Together Honoring Earth’s Mycelia (T.H.E.M.) SoPL team Together Honoring Earth’s Mycelia (T.H.E.M) joined the School of Political Leadership (SoPL) as a team of four: Bea, Jazmin, Ren, & Viviana after undergoing – and still actively in […]
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HEAL Food Alliance Statement on Congressional Investigation into COVID and the Meatpacking Industry

May 19, 2022 A recent congressional investigation has revealed that Trump Administration officials collaborated with the meatpacking industry to downplay the threat of COVID-19 to plant workers and block public health measures which could have saved lives. In response to the investigation’s findings, Navina Khanna, Executive Director of HEAL Food Alliance issued the following statement: […]