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Analena Hope Hassberg

Analena Hope Hassberg

Dr. Analena Hope Hassberg is a scholar, activist, and educator committed to organizing low-income communities of color around food justice and environmental justice. She earned her Ph.D in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California (USC) before becoming an Assistant Professor of Ethnic and Women’s Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dr. Hope is a Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellow, and an active member of several community-based social justice organizations in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her research investigates and complicates notions of food security and food sovereignty, and situates food as central to freedom struggles and contemporary liberation movements.

Analena Hope Hassberg
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Broken Bread

8 Organizations That Attest to Watts’ Resilience and Legacy of Activism

A chaotic riot narrative may have plagued Watts for the last five decades, but these long-running organizations show the community’s deep and lasting legacy of political and cultural organizing.
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