Kolu Zigbi, Noyes Program Director for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, was selected as one of ten 2014-15 Loeb Fellows at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. As a Loeb Fellow, Kolu will explore food-oriented development that spans the rural-urban continuum and builds health and wealth within low-income communities internationally. We are very proud of Kolu and excited for her.
The Noyes Foundation opposes the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing certain for profit corporations to opt out of providing contraception coverage for their employees.This ruling will strengthen the opponents of the Affordable Health Care Act and further erode the rights of women to full reproductive health care.
Rulings by the Court giving corporations the same rights as persons are undermining our democracy and advancing a political system based on money and power.
Feeding New York, authored by the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center and Brandworkers, is the first-ever report detailing worker’s experiences in the city’s growing food manufacturing industry. It exposes pervasive wage theft, discrimination, lack of job training and dangerous work conditions that impact this majority immigrant sector. MORE
Charity Hicks, an extraordinary Detroit activist, advocate, movement weaver, passed away on July 8th. She had very serious injuries resulting from a hit and run accident near Penn Station in NYC as she waited for a bus to go to the Left Forum where she was to present on a panel.
Charity was policy director for the East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) and a Noyes Foundation EAT4Health Fellow. We are saddened by her passing and express our condolences to her family, friends and fellow activists.