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Jalal Sabur

Farmer, Organizer, Educator, Prison Abolitionist, Freedom Food Alliance, Victory Bus Project, Sweet Freedom Farm

As an organizer with WESPAC Foundation and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), Jalal helped start the food justice committees within both organizations. As part of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Jalal co-created Potential 2 Power Project in East New York, Brooklyn where young people were taught gardening skills, cooking and nutrition skills and trainings on knowing your rights when you encounter the police.
In 2011, Jalal started farming with Wassaic Community Farm to grow produce for farmers markets, run a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and to do a gleaning project.  While in Wassaic, Jalal co-founded the Freedom Food Alliance, 
a collective of small rural and urban farmers, activists, artists, community folks and political prisoners who use food as an organizing tool, VROOM Cooperative and Victory Bus Project.  The alliance started the VROOM Cooperative and Victory Bus Project to connect urban and rural communities and to support families of prisoners with transportation to prison in the Hudson Valley and a box of farm fresh food.This season, in addition to his work with the alliance,  Jalal is starting Sweet Freedom Farm in Germantown, NY doing farm education, a maple syrup operation and working on building a Farms Not Prisons movement.