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2019 Appalachian Food Justice Fellowship Program
We are excited to recruit a diverse cohort of Food Justice Leadership Fellows in 2019 who are eager to develop projects and skills to support their communities. People of color, women, LBGTQ and resource limited applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given additional consideration. The Fellowship Award ($3,250) will cover all programmatic costs to participate in the Food Justice Leadership Program (May 13 – June 4th, 2019). Fellows will be responsible for their travel to and from the institute site. The Fellowship also provides an additional $500 stipend to support a community or campus based project designed and implemented by the fellow. All fellows will also earn 3 credits of advanced coursework from WVU through the fellowship.
In our immersive Food Justice Leadership Program participants will develop social justice leadership skills while learning about food policy, hunger, farming, foraging, gardens, distribution networks, cooperatives, climate change, racial justice, gender equality, and food sovereignty. Through firsthand encounters with folks working on the frontlines of change participants will speak to food activists and leading scholars, visit incubator farms, urban farms, food banks, and think tanks all concerned with advancing equitable food networks. In addition to daily site visits, participants will engage current literature, lead discussion, and hear from a series of speakers engaged in food justice activism and scholarship all in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia.
Fellows may also elect to complete up to 9 more credits toward a specialization in Food Policy, Research and Development through the full six weeks of the Appalachian Food Justice Institute (May 13-June 21).