Virginia Spinks is a writer, public-oriented scholar, dance artist, and food enthusiast working for collective liberation in the South. An Atlanta native, she is most passionate about making her communities more just and equitable. She currently serves on the Steering Committee of Unearthing farm and market, a nonprofit farm and equitable food access initiative in East Atlanta, which she helped found by co-authoring a USDA-NRCS funding proposal. She is also a Master’s in Public Policy candidate at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS), concentrating in social policy. Her research focuses on the influence of public narratives and systems of white supremacy on the policy process, in addition to examining policy analysis and implementation with a racial equity lens. In her spare time, she recharges through connection with people over food and in the outdoors.
Updated September 2022.
More from Virginia Spinks
Announcing the Recipients of the 2022 Racial Equity Grant
We are delighted to announce the five recipients of the 2022 Humanity in Action Racial Equity Grant!
Thank you to our 2020 US Review and Admissions Committees
As every year, Humanity in Action received many applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year. We are so grateful to the dedicated Senior Fellows and friends who volunteered their time and energy in reading and reviewing applications.
Thank you to our 2018 US Review and Admissions Committees
Thank you to our 2019 US Review and Admissions Committees
Excavating Atlanta: A Podcast Series
Senior Fellow Virginia Spinks created Excavating Atlanta, a podcast series which explores the history and residual effects of structural inequality in the City of Atlanta.