To honor Black America's farming legacy during Black History Month, on this episode of the Positively Green Podcast we have guest, Mina Wilson, M.A.
Mina is a community activist and public health professional who shares with us her family's legacy from their arrival in America as enslaved peoples to today. In this episode, we'll be talking about family history, farming, interdependence, food sovereignty, and liberation.
Give a warm welcome to our guest, Wilhelmenia (Mina) Wilson, M.A.
Mina is an educator, health care professional, community activist, social entrepreneur, public speaker, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Mina has worked with for profit, nonprofit and grass roots organizations cross industries for 25+ years as an educator with a focus on increasing social justice in the areas of education and health.
A specialist in developing learning methods, leadership strategies and organizational change initiatives, she consults with organizations to increase their ability to work collectively to identify and accomplish their missions, visions, and strategic objectives. Mina currently works as a Principal Consultant for Kaiser Permanente in the Center for Health Systems Improvement, is the founder and Managing Director for MIKAY & Associates; a consulting firm focused on evolving individual and organizational performance capabilities through values and other transformative human sciences, the Director of the Board of Christian Education at her home church, a member of the El Cerrito NAACP Branch, volunteers on the El Cerrito Human Relations Commission and the Vision Committee of Black Women Stirring the Waters.
As a certified Values Coach, Mina has an abiding passion for empowering individuals towards realizing the fullness of their human potential; enhancing their capacities to contribute to the world in meaningful ways.
Mina is the mother of two children and lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Pictured above: Slave cabin at Somerset Place
Pictured above: Inside the slave cabin at Somerset Place, where Mina's ancestors dwelled.
In this episode we discuss:
Picture above: Masters' Home at Somerset Place
Topics discussed, continued:
Pictured above: welcome sign from 2019 Family Reunion
Thanks for stopping by Green Willow Homestead! From chicken rearing to composting, we've got our hands full and we love sharing what we've learned along the way. Follow along as we turn the 80 acres we call home into a farm that serves its community and a homestead that nourishes us throughout the seasons.
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