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Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award

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Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center, UC Davis
When Aug 31, 2015
from 10:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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The Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis presents

Bradford rominger poster 2015


About Isao:

lsao Fujimoto is University of Calif., Davis Emeritus Faculty in Community Development and Asian American Studies, both programs which he helped start. He is involved with community based organizations in California's Central Valley with the Central Valley Partnership for Citizenship, rural minority communities throughout the country with the Rural Development Leadership Network and with the Asian Rural Institute in Japan training village leaders from throughout the southern hemisphere in sustainable community development.

He has served on the boards of Global Exchange, Food First,The Data Center, American Friends Service Committee, California Institute for Rural Studies and Rural America. lsao continues to teach the "Community and Everyday Life in Japan" class for the University of Calif., Davis Summer Abroad Program in Kyoto where students meet with community activists in the Kyoto-Osaka area. Prior to joining the faculty at University of Calif., Davis, he was a United States Army correspondent in Korea and taught chemistry and English at San Jose High School in San Jose, California.

He helped start up the National Center for Appropriate Technology in Butte, Montana, serving as its Associate Director. His international involvements include chairing a University of Calif., Berkeley delegation making contact with the student movement in Indonesia, leading a Cornell student team on a literacy project in Honduras, conducting field research on village development in the Philippines and advising Micronesian Occupational College in Palau, Micronesia.

lsao grew up on the Yakima Indian reservation in Wapato, Washington and was an inmate of the Heart Mountain, Wyoming and Tule Lake, California concentration camps during World War II. lsao is the eldest of 13 siblings in a family that formerly farmed strawberries in the Santa Clara county communities of Madrone, Coyote and Morgan Hill. He is a graduate of University of California Berkeley, Stanford and Cornell.


About Navina: 

Navina Khanna is a Movement Strategy Center Fellow focused on growing stronger and more strategic movements for food systems transformation.  For over 15 years, Navina has worked toward ecological and equitable food systems, using popular education, community organizing, writing, facilitation, and policy advocacy as tools for change.  

Navina's current work includes bringing together organizations across many sectors of the movement to develop shared multi-issue campaigns for real food. Previously, after years of community and youth engagement in Oakland, Navina co-founded and directed Live Real, a national initiative dedicated to amplifying the power and potential of young people in frontline communities shaping radically different food systems.

Today, Navina serves on the Oakland Food Policy Council, the Boards of Food Policy Action and Urban Tilth, seeded South Asians, Asians, and Pacific Islanders for Sustainable Agrifood systems, and is a 2014 James Beard Leadership Award winner. Her publications include Field to Forest: Mapping the Food Movement Ecosystem to Develop Winning Strategy and a series of short articles on the intersections of immigration and food, available online.  She holds an MS in International Agricultural Development from UC Davis, where she co-developed and helped implement the first undergraduate major in sustainable agriculture and food systems at a Land Grant University. A first generation South Asian American, her worldview is shaped by growing up – and growing food – in India and the US.

Learn more about the Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award.

Event Details

When Aug 31, 2015
from 10:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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One Shields Drive
UC Davis
Davis, CA

(530) 752-3915