Meet the Fellows
The North Carolina Food Justice Fellowship (NCFJF) is a new fellowship program offered through a collaboration between stone circles at The Stone House and Tierra Negra Farms. The fellowship was created in commitment to addressing structural oppression in the food system and beyond. We believe that change and self-determination can start on level with community-owned and community-driven initiatives. NCFJF is for People of Color in NC who are committed to building a more just food system. We welcome farmers, food entrepreneurs, and non-profit food system workers who are newer to the food movement, as well as those looking to deepen their work.
The NCFJ Fellowship will provide multiple opportunities to build meaningful relationships that support healing and resilience, peer mentorship and collaboration, as well as professional development and skill building. Trainings offered will deeply explore food systems through a racial justice lens, as well as develop skills in project management, business planning, and marketing.
Fellows will begin their 6 month fellowship by coming to The Stone House for a first session with their class on Jan 24th -26th 2014, and returning to The Stone House Feb 21st-23rd 2014. Throughout the year, fellows will be networked to each other through conference calls, virtual community spaces and opportunities for site visits. Fellows will also need to take ownership to help shape their fellowship experience and create hands on opportunities to learn from each other. Expenses to workshops will be covered by the fellowship. Meet the 2014 fellows and read their bios.