NESAWG Welcomes New Board Members

​NESAWG is proud to announce two new board members: Heber Brown of Baltimore, Maryland; and Diana Robinson of New York City.

We have reached a moment of great forward momentum, with a long-range strategic plan in place, with our annual conference moving to Baltimore for 2017, with our new executive director Tracy Lerman, and with two strong board additions. It feels really good!

Please welcome Heber Brown and Diana Robinson:

Reverend Dr. Heber M. Brown, III is Senior Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. For nearly two decades, Dr. Brown has demonstrated his commitment to advocacy for social justice on every level. As the Founding Director for Cross Freedom School, and through the establishment of the Black Church Food Security Network, he has been recognized as a leading change-maker of this time. 

Diana Robinson is the Leadership Development Coordinator at Food Chain Workers Alliance. The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food. They organize to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain. FCWA has 31 members representing ~ 300,000 workers in the U.S. and Canada. Diana previously worked at United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500, which represents over 23,000 grocery store workers in New York.