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JORDAN ALEXANDER WILLIAMS

COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEMS POLLINATOR

jordan@riseupkingston.org

Jordan Alexander Williams (they/them) is a queer Hoodoo, earth tender, and living ancestor. Jordan was born and raised in the so-called Chicagoland area of Illinois, lands stewarded by many peoples and lineages including: Potawatomi, Miami, Ho-Chunk, and at least a dozen more Indigenous Nations of Turtle Island (so-called North America) since time immemorial, as well as Hoodoos** since before and after the Great Migration.

As a Community Food Systems Pollinator, Jordan works alongside members of the Rise Up Kingston Food Justice Circle, and the Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative, to nurture local food systems and uplift local food ways that bring forth BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) food sovereignty. Jordan trusts that the liberation and regeneration of people and planet will come by dancing in the moon and sunlight, getting our hands in the soil, caring for each other, and remembering the earth-sourced wisdom(s) of our ancestors.

** “What is Hoodoo? Hoodoo is a tradition, a generational heirloom that is simultaneously medicine, magic, and religion. Born on North American soil to African parents, Hoodoo is a system of survival, adaptation, resistance and reclamation. Hoodoo disrupts, uproots, holds tight, brings near and lets go. Hoodoo lives and breathes where we do.” – Chesapeake Conjure Society

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RACHEL YEAGER

ABUNDANCE CIRCLE ANCHOR

rachel@riseupkingston.org

Rachel (she/they) is a student of social & racial justice who resides in Kingston, New York. Rachel has lived in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years, and is currently organizing alongside the Rise Up Kingston Abundance Circle as the Abundance Circle Anchor. As a person of color, immigrant, and transracial adoptee, they are invested in self and community healing through transformative justice and applied yoga philosophy. They bring a grassroots approach to fundraising and resource building, and are working towards a world where everyone has their needs met through grassroots collaboration. 

 

When Rachel isn’t busy thinking of ways to radically reimagine our financial systems, you can most likely find her practicing asana with her toddler or building community at Sassafras Mercantile. Rachel, her partner and their kiddo live with a variety of furry, scaly, and feathered friends, who they consider family. If Rachel and Lu look familiar to you, it’s probably because they have introduced themselves to your dog.