Mónica Ramírez and Navina Khanna | “Organize”

Join us for our second session of this year’s Food Literacy for All series with returning speakers! Themed around the Politics on our Plate, speakers throughout the series will discuss their visions for our food system, the role of grassroots organizing, the impact of policy, and the responsibility of the media. 

The second session, featuring Mónica Ramírez and Navina Khanna will be a discussion moderated by Devita Davison about the role of organizing in our food system. Join us on Wednesday April 14 at 12 pm EST

Food Literacy for All is FREE, but registration is required.

The 2021 Food Literacy for All series is co-led by Andy Jones (UM School of Public Health), Devita Davison (FoodLab Detroit), and Lilly Fink Shapiro (UM Sustainable Food Systems Initiative). 

Previous Food Literacy for All sessions are available here. Future sessions to be announced in our newsletter, which you can sign up for on our homepage or in your registration. 

The 2021 Food Literacy for All series is supported by the CEW+ Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 

Mónica Ramírez

Mónica Ramírez is an attorney, author and activist. She is the founder of Justice for Migrant Women and co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, The Latinx House, and Poderistas. Mónica has received numerous awards, including Harvard Kennedy School’s first Gender Equity Changemaker Award, Feminist Majority’s Global Women’s Rights Award and the Smithsonian’s 2018 Ingenuity Award. She was named to Forbes Mexico’s 100 Most Powerful Women’s 2018 list and TIME Magazine included her in its 2021 TIME100 Next list. Mónica is also an inaugural member of the Ford Global Fellowship. Mónica lives in Ohio with her husband and son.


Navina Khanna

Navina Khanna is the Executive Director of Heal Food Alliance and has dedicated over 15 years to creating a more just and sustainable world through transforming food systems. In 2014, her work was recognized with a James Beard Leadership Award. With a background in sustainable agriculture and food justice, she’s worked as an educator, community organizer, and policy advocate, organizing across sectors and communities. Based in Oakland, Navina serves on the Board of Richmond’s Urban Tilth, advises the Real Food Media Project, and organizes with #Asians4BlackLives. A first-generation South Asian American, Navina’s worldview is shaped by growing up – and growing food – in India and the US.