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  • LaDonna Redmond | Future First
    facing limited access to healthy organic food in her Chicago community She wanted healthy food food free from GMOs and food free from pesticides to help combat a number of food allergies her young son had developed which wasn t available in West Chicago She turned to food advocacy to help create community access to fresh healthy pesticide and GMO free food Her goals were achieved by converting vacant city lots into urban farms Neighborhood residents worked together to create these gardens and produce the food needed to create a healthier local community and food system Redmond s continues food activism by raising awareness of how access to healthy food contributes to a healthier community by reducing a wide variety of threats from gang violence to non communicable diseases such as obesity diabetes and heart disease Her efforts have grown to include the launch of Campaign for Food Justice Now CFJN The CFJN brings to light themes of social justice race class and gender to the food system and food movement Moreover the CFJN addresses these concerns through developing community based solutions promoting social change and teaching advocacy Redmond has received much recognition and many awards for her efforts including

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  • Barbara Ford | Future First
    worked closely with eco philosopher Joanna Macy and offers workshops classes and webinars on Active Hope The Work That Reconnects Radical Gratitude and other offerings that explore the convergence of spirit creativity and the engaged life As an inspiring guide in the Work That Reconnects Barbara Ford combines a contagious vitality and a firm faith in the power of the human spirit It is a joy for me to watch

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  • Becky Rom | Future First
    Daniels Becky currently lives in Ely Minnesota where her family has resided for three generations and is a leader of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters Becky has served on the Governing Council of The Wilderness Society since 1996 and on the boards of numerous conservation and community organizations during the past four decades Becky has received many awards and recognitions for civic engagement including the Willard Munger Award

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  • Sharon M. Day | Future First
    Day Sharon M Day Ojibwe is enrolled in the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe She is one of the founder s of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force formerly known as the Minnesota American Indian AIDS Task Force IPTF began as a volunteer organization 1987 with all of the work performed by the Board of Directors In September of 1988 IPTF hired its first staff Ms Day was hired as the Executive Director May 1990 and has served in this capacity since then IPTF has strived to ground its services in the culture of American Indian people Sharon M Day is 2 nd degree M dewiwin and follows the spiritual path of the Anishinabe people She is an artist musician and writer Ms Day has received numerous awards including the Resourceful Woman Award the Gisela Knopka Award BIHA s Women of Color Award The National Native American AIDS Prevention Resource Center s Red Ribbon Award and most recently the Alston Bannerman Sabbatical Award She as been named as one of the 100 best loved women by Yes Magazine She is an editor of the anthology Sing Whisper Shout Pray Feminist Visions for a Just World Edgework Books 2000 She has led

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  • Paula Westmoreland | Future First
    of Minnesota in ecology sustainable agriculture and landscape design discovering permaculture in the process In 2000 she started Ecological Gardens www ecologicalgardens com http www ecologicalgardens com and co founded the Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate www pricoldclimate org http www pricoldclimate org in 2003 She developed a plant database www permacultureplantdata com http www permacultureplantdata com for designing polycultures guilds and cropping systems and in 2010 co authored a

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  • Ranae Hanson | Future First
    Writing at Minneapolis Community and Technical College Actually what she does is learn with and from her student share access power and work with people to create sustainable communities that stand for ethnic and racial and linguist justice and foster eco centric lives Ranae writes in support of ecological sustainability and economic justice for the area near her home lake in northern Minnesota right beside the boundary waters wilderness and

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  • Nancy Cosgriff | Future First
    Actions Events 2014 Congress Event Calendar First Congress Past Events News In the News Connect Contact Us SPREAD THE WORD Donate back Nancy Cosgriff DMin is an experienced facilitator life work coach and spiritual guide Her work includes teaching in a spiritual guidance certification program Inner Transformation for Global Change based on the sacredness of the Universe Earth Creation Ourselves and in retreats workshops for Women of a Certain Age

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  • Nina Roberts Salveson | Future First
    News In the News Connect Contact Us SPREAD THE WORD Donate back Nina Roberts Salveson Nina Roberts Salveson DM MA is a masterful educator facilitator group and personal coach of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology anthropology mythology alchemy indigenous cultures and poetic traditions Author of forthcoming books Sacred Ground Grief Ritual and the Soul of the Planet and SWAN Messages of Grace Nina has introduced the healing work

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