Margaret Krome-Lukens

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Margaret is the Come to the Table Senior Program Manager, including working on RAFI’s Come to the Table Conference, planning and hosting trainings and workshops, and working on CTTT publications. Prior to joining RAFI-USA, she worked as a farm hand and manager on farms in the Triangle, and most recently ran the SNAP/EBT program at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. She holds a BA in International Studies from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Margaret is an impulse-buyer of flowering plants, Aikido nerd, mama to one of the world’s exceptional dogs, and a nap enthusiast.

Political Violence, Community Safety, and Faith Leadership

With the 2020 election nearing, the U.S. is in danger of experiencing political violence, which is sadly nothing new for our country. In this blog, we discuss how faith leaders and communities can work together to take concrete, proactive steps to both prevent and if necessary respond, to political violence.

When Diversity Isn’t Enough: Experiences of Board Members of Color at Agricultural and Environmental Nonprofits

We are proud to share this new report in which Dr. Fatimah Salleh, interviewer and lead author, lifts up the words of eleven people of color who serve on the boards of predominantly white agricultural and environmental nonprofits, highlighting the dynamics, rewards, and challenges that they have experienced in that role. It also offers recommendations, based on those interviews, for boards that are trying to become more diverse and includes a list of relevant resources.

Take Action: Ask the NC General Assembly to expand Medicaid

The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis on a scale we haven’t seen before. As those who have the ability and means to self-isolate stay at home, essential workers continue to keep our health care, food, transportation and other systems running.

Take Action: Relief Should Support Farm Families – Not Big Ag

The USDA is deciding how to spend the more than $23.5 billion earmarked for farmers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. They have already had discussions with Corporate Agriculture representatives on how to spend the money, dividing up what was meant for small, independent family farmers. RAFI-USA encourages everyone to email their Congressional representatives and ask for help.

Spirit, Power, and Connection: Community Conversations

Announcing RAFI-USA’s 2020 Come to the Table Community Conversations Series. Building on our 2018 Equity at the Table Speaker Series, Community Conversations will bring people together in towns across North Carolina to learn from each other and build power together for a more just food system.