Farmer Justice Fellow

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America seeks two farmer justice fellows – one based in Berkeley and one based in Sacramento – to advance the power of farmers of color in California policy spaces and reclaim the future of food and farming. In particular, we seek strategic and collaborative fellows grounded in farming communities to document farmer stories, support policy trainings and connect farmers of color with the California Farmer Justice Collaborative.
 
PAN fellowships are crucial to our goal of building a pipeline of leaders for our movement(s) that is rooted in communities of color and communities most affected by the injustices promulgated by the dominant model of industrial agriculture. We therefore support the program with substantial investment of time, energy and resources. We expect fellows to invest similarly: to commit to challenging themselves; to do their utmost to leverage this opportunity to develop their own leadership skills; and, most importantly, to bring all of themselves to the fellowship.
 
PAN was founded in 1982 as part of a global movement to advance a socially just and environmentally sound food and farming system. PAN is also a founding member of the California Farmer Justice Collaborative (CFJC) whose mission is to ensure that farmers of color are empowered to directly participate and effectively lead in building a fair food and farming system in California. We unite farmers, advocates, and other allies to challenge historic and ongoing racism and other forms of structural oppression, in order to create the comprehensive change needed to build such a system.

Contact Information

Name: 
Devika Ghai
City: 
Berkeley or Sacramento
State/Province: 
California
Phone: 
510-788-9020