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Eric Fink elected to the Board of Directors of the Renaissance Community Co-Op

Contributing to a regional effort to improve access to healthy, affordable food, Elon Law Professor Eric Fink has joined the Renaissance Community Co-Op (RCC) Board of Directors. 

Eric Fink, associate professor of law, Elon University School of Law

The RCC website states that it was founded in 2012, “to create a democratically owned and controlled grocery store in Northeast Greensboro that provides all of Greensboro with healthy foods at affordable prices and has a commitment to locally sourced foods, community education and dignified jobs.”

Portions of Northeast Greensboro are characterized as a “food desert,” defined by the USDA as an “urban neighborhood [or] rural town without ready access to fresh, healthy and affordable food.”

A recent News & Record opinion column about the Renaissance Community Co-Op (RCC) is available here.

In addition to serving as an RCC board member, Fink has contributed voluntary service with the national Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) and the Greensboro, N.C.-based Beloved Community Center. Fink has provided analysis of labor law issues recently for regional, national and online news and information outlets including The Century Foundation, the Pennsylvania-based Rick Smith Show, truth-out.org, NPR-affiliate WFDD radio and WFMY News.

In June, Fink coauthored a report recommending structural changes to address the nation’s student loan crisis.

More information about Elon Law Professor Eric Fink is available here.


Philip Craft,
7/2/2014 1:10 AM