“‘Grandmother, what big teeth you have!’ ‘All the better to eat you up with.’ And, saying these words, the wicked wolf fell upon Little Red Riding Hood and ate her all up.” –folktale
We do a lot of talking about what’s wrong with agriculture in this country—rampant use of dangerous pesticides, unfair labor practices that disrespect and disconnect farmworkers from our food chain and government agencies that have listened to Big Ag for far too long when it comes to the science of protecting our food system and, ultimately, the food we consume.
“Would you rather fight a lawyer-sized bee or 100 bee-sized lawyers?”
Charles “Chas” Lopez is the Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion.
Chas has more than a decade of work experience in large-scale, complex organizations, including academic medical centers and higher education institutions. Prior to joining Earthjustice, he served as interim Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion for Portland State University. Previous to that, he was the interim Associate Director of Risk Management and Emergency Management Administrator for Oregon Health & Science University.