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Dawn Moncrief is the Founder and President of A Well-Fed World, a global hunger relief and food security organization advancing plant-based foods and farming.
A Well-Fed World’s research and advocacy create top-down structural change, while their activity-based programs achieve immediate impact at the grassroots level. Over the past decade, AWFW’s Sustainable Keys Global Grants program has distributed more than $8 million empowering 2,000+ recipients in 68 countries. Contributions are also provided through their Disaster Relief Fund, Feeding Equity Fund, and Plants-4-Hunger gift-donation program that provides an alternative to live animal gifting with year-round opportunities to alleviate child hunger in honor of friends of family. Their Earth Day 2020 special edition EcoFood Guide provides guidance and recipes for a climate-friendly future.
Dawn holds two master’s degrees from The George Washington University: one in International Relations, the other in Women’s Studies—both with a focus on economic development. She was an early participant in the Woodhull Institute’s Ethical Leadership Program and was awarded the Graduate Prize for Feminist Scholarship for her pioneering research leading to her thesis: Rethinking Meat – Recentering World Hunger Paradigms: A Standpoint Critique of Food Choice, Food Policy, and Overconsumption.
Her work continues to highlight the ways in which the consumption and production of meat and other animal-sourced foods increases disparities and exacerbates global hunger, especially for women and children. She also draws attention to the negative consequences of animal agriculture on resource depletion and climate change.
In addition to speaking throughout the U.S., U.K., Europe, and Africa over the past two decades, Dawn’s written work includes contributions in: Food Justice: A Primer; The Reducetarian Solution; Striking at the Roots; and Circles of Compassion. She serves as an organizational partner to the International Fund for Africa, Grow Where You Are and MaituFoods; and she is the Board Chair for Beyond Carnism and ProVeg International.