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Joann Lo

by Zixin Lu last modified Apr 06, 2016 01:22 PM
Executive Director, Food Chain Workers Alliance

Joann LoJoann Lo is the Co-Director of the Food Chain Workers Alliance (FCWA), national coalition of workers organizations joined together to improve wages and working conditions and to work towards a more sustainable food system.  She graduated from Yale University with a degree in Environmental Biology and has organized with both unions and a worker center. In 2000 Joann was one of two staff who started the Garment Worker Center, and she organized with garment workers in Los Angeles who led a successful campaign against retailer Forever 21, memorialized in the Emmy-winning documentary “Made in L.A.” In 2005 Joann joined Enlace, an alliance of worker centers and unions and a year later became Co-Director. She joined the FCWA a few months of its launch in July of 2009. Joann is the Vice Chair of the Leadership Board of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Domestic Fair Trade Association, the City of Los Angeles’ Sweatfree Advisory Committee and the Enlace Institute Advisory Board.

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