The 2019 Fellows

WHAT CHANGES THE WORLD?People do.


The 2019 cohort is deeply rooted in land, seeds, and cultural sovereignty. The cohort’s leaders are actively working to reclaim, own, and share land and practices that re-root the food system closer to indigenous and immigrant cultural practices. The cohort’s work connects food to culture as a means of practicing liberation, health, community-building, and bringing people closer to the roots of what food means to us as people.

Our vision is realized through these amazing leaders.

Meet Our 2019 Fellows

Aileen Suzara Founder, Manager Sariwa
Emily Moose Director of Communications and Outreach A Greener World
Erika Allen Co-Founder and CEO of Operations Urban Growers Collective

Geeta Maker-Clark
Director, Integrative Medical Education, Culinary Medicine
Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago

Leonard Diggs
Director of Operations and Farming
Pie Ranch

Lilian Hill Executive Director Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute

Maeraj Sheikh
Director
Chicago Policy Action Council

Mark Winston Griffith Executive Director Brooklyn Movement Center
Martin Lemos Interim Executive Director Deputy Director National Young Farmers Coalition
Rowen White National Program Coordinator Indigenous Seedkeepers Network
Shorlette Ammons Equity in Food Systems Associate/CORE Team Lead Center for Environmental Farming Systems
 

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