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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 […]

Big News! We’ve Launched a New Campaign to Transform the Food Service Industry

Our New Campaign is Changing the Recipe for Foodservice! For the past year the HEAL Food Alliance and our partners in the Community Coalition for Real Meals have been developing a new campaign to draw much needed attention to one of the largest problems facing our food and farm system today: the concentration of market and political power […]

HEAL & FCWA Joint Statement: We Declare Solidarity with the 2018 Prison Strike

The HEAL Food Alliance and Food Chain Workers Alliance declare solidarity with the 2018 prison strike. Yesterday, prisoners across the United States launched a nation-wide strike demanding an end to prison slavery, poor living conditions, and death by incarceration. The strike began on the death anniversary of George Jackson, a former Black Panther and a leading voice of […]
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