Hnin W. Hnin, Executive Director of CoFED, is this Week’s Guest on Everything Co-op


Hnin W. Hnin, Executive Director of Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED), will appear on Everything Co-op on Thursday, September 13. A weekly exploration of the impact and potential of the cooperative business model, Everything Co-op aims to generate interest in and support for the cooperative movement.

Hosted by Vernon Oakes and conversational in format, the show is streamed live at every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT. Everything Co-op also airs live in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area on WOL 1450 AM—Radio One’s premiere talk radio station.

Hnin was quoted in a recent Washington Post article on cooperative alternatives to university dining halls.

Hnin is a storyweaver, educator and facilitator who is guided by the ancestors and mother earth to transform systemic injustices into compost for collective liberation. As the current Executive Director of Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED), they design and facilitate transformative experiences where young people of color (un)learn cooperative values and economics through food and land. Rooted in the movements for food justice, solidarity and cooperative economics, and just transitions, they are a 2018 Movement Voices Fellow with New Economy Coalition.

Before CoFED, Hnin worked with World Learning as a human rights educator and with Slow Food USA and ROC United building power to transform the food system.

Listen to archived episodes—including NCBA CLUSA’s centennial podcast series in partnership with Everything Co-op—at

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