Moñeka De Oro Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Increasing food sovereignty in the Mariana and Micronesia region.   Region Talofofo, Guam Affiliations & Roles Just Transition Coordinator Fellow, Micronesia Climate Change Alliance Climate Justice Alliance Moñeka is the Just Transition Curriculum and Policy Fellow at the Micronesia Climate Change Alliance in Guam. She is a longtime advocate…

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Desiree Shelley Flores Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Accelerating a land and water protectors initiative within Indigenous communities in Virginia. Region Roanoke Area, Virginia Affiliations & Roles Climate Justice Organizer, Mothers Out Front  Board Member, Southwest Virginia Agrarian Commons  Member, Alliance of Native Seed Keepers Desiree Shelley Flores (Monacan), originally from Baltimore, MD, moved to…

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De’Etra Jenra Young Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Increasing diverse student representation in food, agricultural, and natural resource sciences and supporting young people to become environmental justice advocates. Region Nashville, Tennessee Affiliations & Roles Associate Professor & Interim Associate Dean, College of Agriculture at Tennessee State University     Dr. De’Etra Young serves as the…

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Crystal Cavalier-Keck Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Teaching cultural lessons and self-sustainment through indigenous seed gardening. Region Burlington, North Carolina Affiliations & Roles Co-Founder, Seven Directions of Service Chair, Environmental Justice Committee for the NAACP Board Member, Haw River Assembly, and the Women’s Resource Center Eastern Woodland Lacrosse   Crystal Cavalier-Keck is the co-founder of…

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Stephanie Hicks Willett Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Supporting the development of the future generation of African American environmentalists from Cumberland, Virginia. Region Cumberland, Virginia Affiliations & Roles Organizer, AMMD Pine Grove Project     Stephanie Hicks Willett is the granddaughter of Rev. Sam Henry Miller and Susan Taylor Miller, and the daughter of Rev.…

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