Did you know that, according to the Migration Policy Institute, there are 3 million undocumented workers in the state of California alone and that half of them are women, mostly from Central America and Mexico? Did you know that they play a critical role in the U.S. food economy while enduring poverty and abuse? The … Continue reading Migrant Farmworker Women Draw Strength from Each Other to Fight Machismo Culture
Meet Navina Khanna, food justice organizer, visionary, and change maker. “I realized how much U.S. policy actually decides how farmers in places like India and around the world live and die.” Read More...
Arnett Woodall is the founder of West Philly Produce, a grocery store that was once a vacant lot used for drug deals. The business has been open 7 days a week for the past 7 years bringing increased access to fresh healthy foods, cooperative economics, and safe community spaces. “It’s all about cooperative Black economics. It’s all … Continue reading West Philly Produce: From Eyesore to Community Grocery Store
Singapore born artist and urban farmer Meei Ling Ng, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, & the Asian Arts Initiative's 2014-2015 Social Practice Lab transform walls and a parking lot with Grow Where You Live. The project not only beautifies the space but makes local healthy food more accessible to the community.
Ever heard of West Oakland Farms? Now you have! Established by former Black Panther Party Chairwoman Elaine Brown, age 72, West Oakland Farms is an urban garden, cooperative, business incubator, and prison re-entry program in the California's Bay Area. Check it out! https://youtu.be/3l3hMeeVSI0 Read More About West Oakland Farms
Financial literacy is so important and something many of us need to work on. Bank accounts, balancing checkbooks, investing, the list goes on. Marsha Barnes saw a need and decided to fill it. Enter The Finance Bar, a 45-foot school bus turned financial literacy hub and we love it! https://finance.yahoo.com/video/meet-woman-turned-school-bus-163029615.html?format=embed Also check out TheFinanceBar.com!