HEAL Food Alliance

School of Political Leadership

2019-2020 Cohort

Bryana Hassan

Community Health Worker
CoNect - Community Network for Engagement, Connection & Transformation

SoPL is an opportunity to Decolonize my body and mind while gaining the information and network necessary to move my community and the world. I believe decolonization is the first step toward healing a nation of historically and generationally traumatized people. My hope is that SoPL will give me the tools to lead others in the direction of healing, love and honoring our planet.
Bryana on what SoPL means to her

About Bryana

Bryana is a 26 year old Urban Grower, Community Activist and Artist. She has spent the last two years working with Grassroots Organizations such as CONECT-Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo, Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Training, Open Buffalo Justice leadership Institute, Community Wellness Champion through REACH Program, Juneteenth festival Agricultural Pavilion and Food Equity Network of WNY.

She is a licensed Cosmetologist who saw a need in herself and her community to have access to better food, health care and equity in education, employment and quality of life. Bryana has facilitated Garden skill share classes with Food for the Spirit, and has a natural talent for food preparation for nutritional healing and well being.