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Jose Oliva

Jose Oliva

Jose Oliva founded the Chicago Interfaith Workers’ Center and then became the Coordinator of Interfaith Worker Justice’s National Workers' Centers Network. Jose served in several leadership positions at the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United the national organization of restaurant workers. Jose was the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Food Chain Workers Alliance a national coalition of food-worker organizations that collectively represents over 350,000 workers. Jose is a 2017 James Beard Award recipient and a 2018 American Food Hero Awardee. Jose is the Campaigns Director at HEAL (Health Environment Agriculture and Labor) Food Alliance a multi-sector coalition representing over 50 organizations in food and agriculture. Jose Oliva was born in Xelaju, Guatemala.

Presenter Affiliation: 
HEAL Food Alliance

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