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Lucretia John

Food Justice Advocate


Lucretia John has dedicated her career to working across differences to build community to end all forms of racial, social and economic inequality and oppression through community organizing, institutional giving, resource sharing, food justice, and connecting to and implementing strategies for long-term individual, communal, and ecological sustainability. As an urban farmer, Lucretia’s work includes convening space for community members to discover and re-discover the joys of learning and sharing wisdom in shared spaces. Lucretia volunteers with various collectives and organizations committed to community-based leadership development, political solidarity, food justice, self-care, and shifting the balance of power to make more room for more people at the table.  She is a member of the fundraising committee of the Third Wave Fund and has volunteered with Sylvia’s Place. Lucretia is a recent graduate of Farm School NYC (an urban agriculture and food justice program).  She completed a full season apprenticeship at Kingsborough Community College Urban Farm.  Lucretia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (with minors in Mathematics and Literature) from Manhattanville College.