Today, Rashid Nuri will turn 70 years old and retire from his role as CEO of Truly Living Well, an organization that is “committed to bringing good food, good health and well-being to Atlanta’s urban center.” Nuri’s entire career has been devoted to addressing food justice and inequality. He has a political science degree from Harvard and studied plant and soil science at the University of Massassachusetts. He was farm manager for the Nation of Islam, and his study of race and gender discrimination by the USDA was instrumental in helping black farmers seek restitution via the courts.
To learn about Nuri’s work and philosophy at Truly Living Well, watch Who Grows Your Food? by Anthony-Masterson. And, if you’re in Atlanta, check out Rashid Nuri Day at Collegetown Farm from 5-8 p.m. tonight, August 31.