Planting Justice Staff
Gavin raders - co-founder & Executive director
co-founder, director of education & Chair of Board of Directors
Eugene Allen - Deputy Director
media & communications coordinator
paul sheldon - development director
Kelly Curry - educator
Kelly Curry is an author, publisher and social justice activist. She brings over 20 years of frontline, on the ground support of lower income communities of color through her development of life enhancing, ground shifting programs that promote health, well being and love.
A veteran of public and private foundation work in New York City, Kelly was influential in ushering in change around public children's after-school programming at the city level, which included development and successful operation of a living arts program for NYC Parks and Recreation Centers in Harlem. Through this program, Kelly worked with community kids to plant Harlem's first children's gardens.
Kelly continued this trajectory by delivering a living arts program to the the children of farm workers and homeless children in Southern California via The Living Love Foundation, where she acted as Director of Programming and Development.
Kelly is currently focused on engaging committed, creative, sustainable change around food access for the citizens of East and West Oakland. She does this work in partnership with Planting Justice where she is a proud member of the Education Team.
The Ed Team travels to prisons; high schools; elementary schools and street corners, sharing about the history of food systems in the US and blending and serving green smoothies.