Tag Archives: community engagement

Environmental Justice: The Connection Between Academia and Action

21 November 2014

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Kira Lou, Food Policy Research Intern — originally written in October, 2014 It has been a little over a month since I started my Master’s program in Public Health, and almost two weeks since I started here at CFJC. In this short amount of time I have opened my perspective of what public health, and environmental […]

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Climate Change & Health: What We Can Learn from California Communities

28 July 2014

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By Courtney Hendrix Climate change can feel far removed, but in fact, communities are dealing with its health impacts every day. Last fall, PHI’s Center for Climate Change & Health funded three community organizations to undertake pilot projects aimed making the climate change-health connection, on the ground in their communities. In June the three Creating […]

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Starving College Student

5 June 2013

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By Danielle Rodgers, Membership and Outreach Intern My recent excursion into the food stamp system has left me scratching my head. Prior to writing and researching this project I knew barley anything about food stamps, and the means to enroll into the program. I have known many people who were on food stamps, but what sparked […]

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Senate Floor Moves Forward, Fight for a Fair Full Farm Bill

28 May 2013

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Raise your Voice on the Senate Floor The Community Food and Justice Coalition (CFJC) supports the work of our partners on the ground in the districts, as well as those in Washington DC to push for a fair, comprehensive Farm Bill as Congress continues through the most unpredictable reauthorization process to date. Senators have put together over […]

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Welcome to L.A.

12 December 2012

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Erin Middleton, Community Outreach Specialist CFJC spent the week before Thanksgiving in Los Angeles, along with the Healthy Farms Healthy Peoples Coalition Coordinator, and had a number of conversations with coalition partners about the food justice movement, particularly in the LA region.  A few overarching themes surfaced regarding some of the critical  “whats” and “hows” […]

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September Redux — ED Letter September, Part II

24 September 2012

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My Dear Friends: It’s September redux, because we are sending out two newsletters this month, in lieu of our monthly public policy call. We also invite you to the weekly GOAT calls (just email jgill@cafoodjustice.org ), to learn the latest on federal public policy and what groups from around the state, across the country, and […]

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Personal Transformation = Change

17 September 2012

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By Igor Geyn, Communications Intern “What we have are not food deserts. What we have is food apartheid.” Almost three weeks ago, this statement struck the ears of an audience whose hunger for change neared starvation. On August 25th, Vallejo’s famous Empress Theater witnessed yet another groundbreaking snippet of history. That quote, by Eric Holt-Giménez […]

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September Change Up– ED Letter September, Part I

10 September 2012

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September Change Up– ED Letter September, Part I

My Dear Friends: All of a sudden it feels that despite the heat, summer is over, and politics and food policy has kicked into high gear. In response, CFJC will forego our monthly public policy call, and instead issue two e-newsletters and co-host a press conference in D.C. along with GOAT partners the Rural Coalition […]

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Coming Home

6 August 2012

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By Lauren Anderson, CFJC Food Policy Research Intern I left this country disheartened and returned the same way.  When I left Florida in 2009, I was tired of living in a state governed by George W’s little brother during the Bush administration. Tired of watching our development-driven economy forsake the environment for suburban sprawl, only […]

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Coalition Connect

24 July 2012

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Coalition Connect is a monthly campaign to engage current coalition members. Each month, we’ll have a new way for you to participate and connect! In our June newsletter, we asked CFJC members to send an image that represented “food justice”, along with a sentence describing why. The winner was Dana Frasz, and her photo is […]

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Door-to-Door Outreach Works!

4 July 2012

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By Erin Middleton, Community Outreach Specialist Last month the California Food and Justice Coalition responded to a request from Acta Non Verb: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) to assist with door-to-door outreach. It took place around Tassafaronga Farm in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Oakland with the purpose of promoting their youth summer camp.  Children from […]

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Flash Mob for Food Justice

15 June 2012

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By Jessy Gill, Research and Community Outreach Intern On Thursday June 7th, California Food and Justice Coalition was invited to be the featured non-profit organization for the Yelp event “Welcome to the Jungle.” Esteemed Yelpers turned wild for this night filled with aerial acrobatics on silks secured to the rafters, electro pop music, and food […]

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