Lora Jo Foo
Lora Jo Foo is an attorney, organizer, author, nature photographer, and aspiring organic farmer. She was an organizer in the garment and hotel unions and spent 9 years at the Asian Law Caucus representing workers in sweatshop industries. She stopped litigating in 2000 and returned to organizing. She has been the Organizing Director for the California Faculty Association, the union that represents the CSU faculty, and in 2004 and 2008 was the National Coordinator for the AFL-CIO’s voting rights protection program, launching coalitions in the battleground states to prevent disenfranchisement and protect the vote of people of color communities. She has been a life-long advocate for women’s, labor, civil, and immigrant rights and knowing the impact of climate change on these communities, has also become an environmental justice advocate. She joins the board of Planting Justice to contribute her skills to furthering the goals of the food justice movement.