Castanea Application Webinar Next Week

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What can you expect from the Castanea Fellowship experience? Place-based immersions to stretch your imagination and an opportunity to build solidarity and power with folks on the ground doing amazing food sovereignty work. Cohorts 1 and 2 spent time with …

Director Krysten Aguilar Named as Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity

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2022 Atlantic Fellowship Class Announced From Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity website: This week, we welcomed our fifth cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity—20 racial equity leaders working across South Africa and the United States to build worlds where …

August 25: Cohort 3 Informational Webinar

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August 25 WebinarWant to know more about Castanea Fellowship? Register for our webinar! Join Castanea staff and past fellows on August 25th at 10-11:30 pst as we give an overview of the program, the application process, and fellows’ experiences in …

Applications open for Castanea Cohort 3!

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click here to ApplyI had a realization of feeling moved and inspired and joyful in the fellowship. It’s something that can follow us throughout our lives, and if anything, feels even more poignant now than before, as it’s easier to …

Mahfam Malek Named Program Director

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We’re proud to announce that after an extensive search, we have found our Program Director, Mahfam Malek! Mahfam (they/them) has held various roles in justice movements over the years, including facilitator, somatic coach, non-profit staff of many stripes, social justice-oriented …

Castanea Fellowship Podcast ‘Rooted Wisdom’ Now Available!

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Rooted Wisdom is here! Join us as BIPOC food leaders from different industries come together to explore universal values rooted in ancestral wisdom. Listen in as Aileen Suzara gathers guests in her kitchen to share personal stories and first-hand insight about our local …

Krysten Aguilar Named New Director of the Castanea Fellowship

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(Berkeley, CA – August 11, 2021) The staff and Steering Committee of the Castanea Fellowship are thrilled to share the news that Krysten Aguilar will join the Fellowship as its new Director on September 7th. A national fellowship for food …

How Do You Say Goodbye to Something You Love?

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What I love about Castanea Fellowship is that it is a hopeful promise for the future of foodways.  Just take a look at the twenty-four current Castanea Fellows. Each of them embodies an experience faced within collective efforts to shift …

Announcing the 2020 Castanea Fellows!

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Media release: For Immediate Release, April 28, 2020 Castanea Fellowship Selects 12 Visionary Food Justice Leaders as its 2020 Cohort Leaders respond to COVID-19 with food system and racial equity expertise, defending an essential resource for our nation’s most vulnerable …

Ramadan Mubarak

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Did you know I’ll be fasting for the next 30 days? I have not always been public about my fasting, but it is my most consistent practice as a Muslim, as I have performed this annual ritual since the age …