Vivien Morris is the Director of Community Initiatives for the NFL Program (Nutrition & Fitness for Life). She oversees nutrition education and fitness programs and projects to improve access to healthy, affordable foods and physical activity in under-served communities. Vivien is a clinical dietitian with 20 years experience in counseling pediatric patients and their families. She was raised in North Carolina and graduated with honors from Harvard College with majors in African American and Afro-Latin Studies. She received her Masters from Boston University. Vivien’s work in Boston’s communities is extensive. A board-member, chair and advisor for several committees, she is a founding member of the Boston Organization of Nutritionists and Dietitians of Color, an organization created to meet the specific culture-based nutritional and health needs of low-income community members of African and Afro-Caribbean descent. Among numerous other initiatives she has directed and supported, Vivien created the children’s garden at the Children’s Aids Program (now the SPARK program) in Mattapan, and she serves as chairperson of the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition. She has received numerous awards for her community services and for her professional work.
Former Registered Dietitian (RDN) at Boston Medical Center.
- Studied African-American studies at Harvard University
- Went to Greene Central High School
Gavin Sherman, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Nicaragua Committee of the Central America Solidarity Association, and Vivien Morris, contributed an article "Bringing the war home to White America" to Freedom Road Socialist Organization's Forward Motion, September 1991 issue.
Malcolm X conference
A conference, Malcolm X: Radical Tradition and a Legacy of Struggle was held in New York City, November 14 1990.
The "Black Women and Black Liberation: Fighting Oppression and Building Unity" panel consisted of;
- Vivien Morris, Freedom Road Socialist Organization
- Fran Beal, Frontline Political Organization
- Vernice Miller, Center for Constitutional Rights
- Barbara Ransby, Ella Baker - Nelson Mandela Center
- Maxine Alexander, editor Speaking for Ourselves
- Marian Kramer, National Welfare Rights Union