Adrienne is a facilitator, writer, artist, and doula living in Detroit. In addition to being a BALLE Fellow, she is currently a facilitator for the Center for Whole Communities and a contributing editor for YES! Magazine. In the past few years she has been a facilitator for the Detroit Food Justice Task Force, Detroit Future, and the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition. Adrienne was the executive director of The Ruckus Society from 2006-2010, and was also a National Co-Coordinator for the 2010 US Social Forum. She is studying somatics.


  • Inspiring and incubating a Youth Food Justice Task Force.
  • Hosting inspiring conversations at the neighborhood level around what people love in their communities and what their vision of food justice is in a series of community food/research events called Cook, Eat, Talk.
  • Giving back to the communities a zine full of recipes and articles from the community events.
  • Completing a documentary and engaging in community feedback about the first year of the Task Force.
  • In a movement rife with competition and scarcity, perhaps the greatest impact of the Task Force has been developing and practicing internal principles for cooperation, transparency, and justice.


  • Everyone At the Table For Health (Eat4Health) Initiative Fellowship 2012-­2013