News and Views Fall 2019: New Executive Director, Organizing for Farmworker Justice, and More
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The Food First Board of Trustees and staff are excited to welcome Dr. M. Jahi Chappell as the new Executive Director of Food First. Jahi began his tenure on August 1st, and will lead Food First in its mission to end the root causes of hunger through research, education, and action in support of grassroots movements and frontline communities.
Dr. Joyce King, the President of the Food First Board of Trustees, stated, “At this moment in history, when activists and academics involved in food justice movements all over the world are challenged to find resources to support our work in solidarity with front-line communities engaged in the struggle to end hunger, the Board of Trustees at Food First is excited to welcome Dr. Jahi Chappell as our new Executive Director. Jahi brings an impressive blend of analysis and action to Food First. His global expertise in agroecology, rigorous scholarship and on-the-ground engagement with farmers, social movements and alliances align well with Food First’s mission. Like Jahi, board members are also engaged with diverse communities across the US, Africa, the Global South, and food security research and policies. We eagerly embrace Jahi’s commitment to continuing Food First’s thinking and doing tradition of systemic analysis and strategic direct action for food sovereignty.”
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