23 Dec '11, 11am

Ietef Vita: Rapping the righteousness of wheatgrass juice via @grist

Ietef Vita: Rapping the righteousness of wheatgrass juice via @grist

Grist is proud to present the Change Gang -- profiles of people who are leading change on the ground toward a more sustainable society and a greener planet. Some we've written about before; some are new to our pages. Some you'll have heard of; most you probably won't. Know someone we should add to the Change Gang? Tell us why. Three blocks from his old high school in the historic Five Points district of Denver, Colo., recalls Ietef Vita, stands a youth penitentiary where friends Vita hasn't seen since middle school are still locked up. Gentrification is now starting to soften the hard edges of Five Points, but when he was growing up, says Vita, the neighborhood was "saturated by gang violence and police brutality." "And there wasn't a community garden anywhere," he laments. That's changed now, in part due to Vita's relentlessly positive food justice hustling and his determ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sustainable-food/2011-12-23-ietef-vi...

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