LaDonna Redmond

Seward Coop

LaDonna Redmond is a long-time food justice advocate. She has successfully worked to get the Chicago Public Schools to change policies on junk food, launched urban agriculture projects, started a community grocery store, and worked on federal farm policy to expand access to healthy food in low-income communities. Formerly the leader of the food justice program at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, LaDonna is frequently invited to speak at conferences, universities, and colleges. In the Agriculture and Justiceprogram, LaDonna is redefining the conversation about “access to good food,” helping HECUA students understand how making change in food systems can bring about both community and individual empowerment.

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