Our global partnership
Our global partnership with the University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) aims to galvanize a unified force of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to collectively address food justice through community education, outreach, and action. Discovering the intersectionality between food, health, and environmental equity is at the forefront of our decision-making and we look to our local, national, and global community members for their unique and shared experiences across these topics.
CENTER FOR EXPERTISE ON FOOD JUSTICE AND HEALTH EQUITY
Our Experts have a broad range of experience and come from within California, the US, Brazil, the Caribbean, and Africa. We aim to make transformative shifts to address and resolve systemic racism within global health through a collaborative and codesign process. Our Experts have a broad range of experience and come from within California, the US, Brazil, the Caribbean, and Africa. We aim to make transformative shifts to address and resolve systemic racism within global health through a collaborative and codesign process. As an incubator and launchpad.
Upcoming Nov 2, 2022 Panelist 08:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Nelson Hawkins, Jamiah E. Hargins, and Adam X Jones
Nelson Hawkins, is an agroecologist, farmer equity advocate, and co- owner/operator of We Grow Urban Farm in West Sacramento (stolen land of the Patwin peoples), holding over 14 years of farming experience. He envisions building a local regenerative food system that heals the land as we heal ourselves and relationship with the land.
Jamiah E Hargins, Executive Director and Adam X Jones, Financial Director at Crop Swap LA. Their globally recognized mission is to grow food on unused spaces, creating sustainable jobs and local, nutrient-rich food in communities affected most by food insecurity.
In 2018, this vision seed was planted and has grown to 1 acre (half at our original urban site, and half in a nearby town). We currently produce over 50 varieties of seasonal fruits/vegetables and make them accessible to our under-resourced neighbors directly at our farm stand, and CSA program. We also supply to some local chefs and food distribution programs. We provide work opportunities for a handful of neighborhood residents as we learn how to produce food together