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Saturday, July 9 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Building Power to Transform our Food System

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A just and ecological food system is rooted in an agricultural and fisheries systems that provides nourishing and affordable food to all communities, employment with fair wages, production with fair prices, access to credit and a widely held protection of land and water rights of tribal, fisher, and traditional communities. This session is an overview of efforts to advance food justice, and share case studies; examining collaborative/innovative local/regional models of farming and fishing that model the type of food system we seek to create.


Niaz Dorry

Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance
Niaz Dorry is the coordinating director of the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA). Based in Gloucester, MA, she has began working to advance the rights, economic sustainability and ecological benefits of indigenous and community based fishermen 22 years ago. Time Magazine named... Read More →


Georgia Good

Georgia Good, ED of Rural Advancement Fund, RC Vice-Chair, has assisted low-income people in rural areas of SC for over forty years. Raised on a farm, she picked cotton to help her family make the $133 yearly land payment. In 1970 she co-founded a health clinic for poor families... Read More →
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Lorette Picciano

Executive Director, Rural Coalition
Lorette Picciano has served since 1992 as Executive Director of the Rural Coalition, a Washington, DC-based alliance of more than 60 culturally diverse community based organizations representing small producers and farmworkers in the US and Mexico. She works with RC’s diverse Board and members to promote just and sustainable development in rural areas, particularly... Read More →

Diana Robinson

Diana Robinson has been the Campaign and Ed Coordinator of the Food Chain Workers Alliance since 2012. The daughter of immigrants from Colombia and the Dominican Republic, she previously worked at UFCW Local 1500, which represents over 23,000 grocery store workers in New York. At... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Bulger Communication Center West