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Climate Resilience: 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 » As we soak up the final weeks of summer, we are reflecting on the super bloom of our alliance’s collective work – from building climate resilience in our communities […]

Advocacy & Action: Reflections on our Final SoPL Session!

By Mina Seck, Community Food Manager, SPROUT NOLA, and Member of the “A Greener New Orleans” SoPL team I’m extremely lucky to be a part of the A Greener New Orleans campaign, a coalition of growers, food access advocates, policy advisors, and community members who are advocating for a policy platform in New Orleans that […]

It’s time to center climate justice and real climate solutions in the Farm Bill!

By: Ashley Fent, Campaigns Researcher and Navina Khanna, Executive Director Real solutions to the climate crisis already exist – on fields and farms, in communities, grassroots organizations, and in agricultural collectives. Currently, the Farm Bill props up industrial agricultural practices and corporations that wreak havoc on our ecosystems while polluting our air, water and food, […]

It’s time to address food insecurity in the Farm Bill!

By: Eloni Porcher, Communications Manager Community care is ensuring every person has access to sustainable, nourishing food they can afford.  Nutrition in the US is most often decided, not by personal or individual choice, but by where you live, what you do, and what you can afford to buy. And for communities of color, food […]

It’s time to invest in communities and break up corporate power in the Farm Bill!

By: Celize Christy, Organizer, HEAL Food Alliance Corporate agribusinesses, through consolidation, have amassed massive power over food production lines, controlling each step from “farm to fork.”  Before I joined the HEAL Food Alliance as an Organizer, I supported beginning farmers and livestock producers in the Midwestern “corn belt,” a region dominated by commodity farming and […]

We must center BIPOC farmers & producers in the farm bill!

By Maleeka Manurasada, National Organizer, HEAL Food Alliance For many Black, Indigenous, and other people of color in the US, land and water stewardship play a central role in our culture, way of life, economic livelihoods, and the sustainability of our communities.  However, due to white settler colonialism, the opportunity to farm has been unjustly […]

It’s time to secure rights for food and farm workers in the Farm Bill!

By Jose Oliva, Campaigns Director at HEAL Food Alliance I became enamored with the restaurant industry when I first came to the US. I was 13 years old and my parents were fleeing a bloody civil war that claimed the lives of several members of our family. Despite being a teacher in Guatemala, here in […]

There is More That Unites Us Than Divides Us: Reflections on Messaging through SoPL

By Caitlin Stuart, Community Engagement & Navigator Manager, Nourish Colorado and Member of the Nourish Colorado SoPL team Our team, Nourish Colorado, joined HEAL’s School of Political Leadership (SoPL) as four women from vastly different backgrounds passionate about food justice and access on the Healthy Food Incentives team at our work, also called Nourish Colorado. […]

Giving a Voice to Those Who Sustain Us: Reflections on Field & Base Building through SoPL

By Irene Ruiz and Alejandra Hernandez, members of HEAL’s 2023 cohort and the Idaho Justice for Farmworkers team As the Idaho Organization of Resource Councils (IORC) was working on our Farmworker Justice Campaign, we felt like something was missing.  We needed more insight on the direction we were going and realized that what we really […]
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