Brahm Ahmadi

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"Brahm Ahmadi is co-founder and former Executive Director of People’s Grocery, a community-based nonprofit organization founded in 2003 that has attracted local and national attention for its effort to transform inner city food systems. Recently Brahm left People's Grocery to launch a spin-off, startup venture called People's Community Market, which is developing a food retail model for inner city markets. Brahm has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California and an MBA from the Presidio School of Management. Brahm utilizes social entrepreneurship, urban agriculture, and education/training to advance social justice, economic development and public health in inner city communities. Brahm is active in cooperative business advocacy and was a founding board member of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives. Brahm has spoken at many universities and conferences and has been featured in media such as Newsweek Online, People Magazine, Essence Magazine, Saveur Magazine, Mother Jones Magazine, Oakland Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Jose Mercury News. Brahm is a member of numerous committees including the Community Economic Development Steering Committee of the Community Food Security Coalition, the Steering committee of the Oakland Climate Action Coalition, the Local Sustainable Economic Development committee of the HOPE Food & Fitness Collaborative, and the Oakland Food Policy Council." (http://www.foodmovementsunite.org/authors/brahm_ahmadi.html)