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100,000+  People Demand a Green New Deal that Transforms Our Food System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 18, 2019 Citizen Petition Identifies Four Food System Policy Principles and Priorities that the Green New Deal Should Follow WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, eight environmental, farmworker, public health, and food safety advocacy organizations delivered a petition—signed by more than 100,000 people—to Congress. The petition champions solutions to urgent food and agriculture issues […]

This Happened! 3rd Annual HEAL Summit & 10th Annual FCWA Summit

By Neshani Jani, Communications Director & Zeenab Aneez, Communications & Development Associate A few weeks ago, under the gorgeous blue skies and billowing clouds of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the HEAL Food Alliance and the Food Chain Workers Alliance (FCWA) joined forces for our first ever joint Summit! Our annual summits have become strong traditions for […]

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 […]

Reflections from the Final Session of HEAL’s SoPL in Paso Del Norte

By Nikki M.G. Cole, HEAL Membership Engagement & Training Lead I’m going to be honest – As a Black educated, progressive Washingtonian with many Latinx friends and allies in the movement – I thought I knew. I thought I knew about the struggle of immigrants, but I really didn’t. At least, not until I went […]

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, […]

The 2018 BUGS Conference: Shaping the Story of Our Collective Liberation

By Nikki Cole, Membership Engagement and Training Lead A couple of years ago, I had the privilege of sharing space with HEAL co-conspirator and founder Dara Cooper. We were in a somatic training space and we did a practice together called “Hand on Heart.” Basically, this activity involved Dara and I meditating on our personal commitments […]

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 […]
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