The Catalyst Newsletter
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In addition to curating grant opportunities, tools for leadership and organizational development, and information from the FSLN, The Catalyst is a key tool for amplifying the stories of the many leaders and organizations that are working tirelessly to strengthen their communities and transform the food system.
Learn more about other organizations in this field, including lessons learned and best practices.
Explore the “resource-full” organizations and the wealth of information and resources available to individuals working on food systems change, and how to tap into it all.
Learn more about the individuals in this network, including their journey into food systems work, leadership challenges, and words of wisdom for fellow leaders - there are some serious nuggets of inspiration in these, check them out!
- Marcus Coleman, Louisiana State University
- Erica Williams, Founder/Executive Director, A Red Circle
- Neelam Sharma, Co-Director, Community Services Unlimited
- Sunny Baker, Co-Director, Mississippi Farm to School Network
- Lydia Villanueva, Founder/Director, CASA del Llano
- Hnin Hnin, Director of Aligning Abundance/Executive Director of CoFED
- Anton Seals, Jr., Lead Steward & Co-Founder of Grow Greater Englewood
- Sarah Rocker, Research Associate at Penn State University
- Chloe Marshall, Policy Specialist
- Qiana Mickie, Executive Director of Just Food
- Nancy Dawson, Russelville Urban Gardening Project
- Sue Beckwith, Executive Director of the Texas Center for Local Food
Read up on the ideas and reflections shared by fellow FSLN members:
- The Value of Uncertainty by Andrew Carberry, Wallace Center
- Reflections by Christina Garza, Christina Garza Consulting
- COVID-19: 2008 Lessons Repeated Multifold: Harnessing the Past, Welcoming the Future by Neelam Sharma, Community Services Unlimited
- White Supremacy Culture in the Workplace, by Susan Schempf, Wallace Center
- Reflections by Angel Mendez, Red Tomato
- Striking and Growing as Community Engagement by Brenda Rodriguez, Chicago Food Policy Action Council
- Black Girls Lunch: People of Color Must Be Protected and Encouraged to Gather Separately in the Workplace by Angel Mills, Georgia Organics
- Connecting to Farms, Land and People by Chelsea Frisbee, Intervale Center
- Do our values about healthy food come from our culture or our culture's influencers? by Lisa Quattlebaum
- Food Stories as Food Justice by Jenny Breen
- Rejecting Fast Money and Betting on a Slow World by Cullen Naumoff, Farm Fare
- The Hardest Job I've Ever Done, Times Two by Tracy Lerman, NESAWG
- Takeaways from Two Food Systems Conferences by Annalina Kazickas, Wallace Center