Family Farm Defenders (Kansas Chapter)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Kenyon Farrow, US and Global Health Policy Director, Treatment Action Group

Food Fight! Waging Love! 
Radio Program
March 21, 2015
Kenyon Farrow
US and Global Health Policy Director
Treatment Action Group
     Kenyon Farrow has been an HIV prevention and treatment activist and writer since 1998, when he joined the staff at AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland. Since then, Kenyon has worked on campaigns that bring together HIV, criminal justice, and housing policy issues focusing on black and LGBTQ communities. As the former executive director of Queers for Economic Justice, Kenyon worked on a movement-building project to strengthen the connections of grassroots LGBTQ organizations to national racial and economic justice policy issues. In addition, he helped launch Project UNSHACKLE, a national network of HIV and criminal justice advocates while at Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP). Organized a faith-based project creating a campaign for Black LGBT people of faith at the New York State Black Gay Network. He also worked as communications manager for Housing Works. He currently serves on the board of Streetwise and Safe in NYC.
     In addition to his political work, Kenyon writes a monthly column for RH Reality Check, and is the coeditor of Letters from Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out. His work has appeared in the anthologies Spirited: Affirming the Soul of Black Lesbian and Gay Identity, Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Same-Sex Marriage, For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough, We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America, and the forthcoming Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call. His work has also appeared in publications such as the Atlantic, the Huffington Post, TheGrio, Colorlines, the American Prospect, and AlterNet. Kenyon was named one of Out magazine’s Out 100 for 2008, the Advocate magazine’s “40 Under 40” LGBT Leaders in the United States for 2010, and one of Black Entertainment Television’s “Modern Black History Heroes” for 2011.
 Food Fight! Waging Love! Radio Program is a spark to ignite a collective awakening of the need for transformation of our food and agriculture systems to peaceful, healthy, inclusive, truly democratic and sustainable systems, that create livelihoods with dignity for farm and food workers and small and family farmers alike, by raising our collective consciousness of the need for bottom- up, community and child-centered change through grassroots community organizing.

with host, Maria Whitaker, Founder and Program Director, Local2Global Advocates for Food Sovereignty, with  beloved community, below right, bright red dress.

If you would like to be a guest on the show or have suggestions or comments, we welcome you to email Maria Whittaker at with Food Fight! in the heading. We particularly envision lifting-up the voices of those communities  most directly and negatively impacted by our food, agriculture and socioeconomic systems, organizing  themselves to build their collective power to peacefully transform our food, agriculture and socioeconomic systems.

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