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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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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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Youth Food Justice at Play Day in the Plaza

29 June 2012

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By Erin Middleton, Community Outreach Specialist Youth, parents and general participants alike had a blast at Oakland’s Parks and Recreation Department’s Play Day in the Plaza. There was everything imaginable for children’s recreation – a rock climbing wall, circus youth on stilts, line dancing, live music and more.  Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project […]

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San Francisco State Kitchen Table Talk

16 November 2011

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Courtney Hendrix, Intern As an intern at California Food and Justice Coalition (CFJC) and a Health Education major at San Francisco State University (SFSU), I had the opportunity to create a collaborative relationship between the student group, Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students (ECOstudents), and CFJC to host a Kitchen Table Talk.  I reached out to […]

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East Oakland Residents Speak Up About Their Food and Farm Concerns

2 September 2011

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By Lotta Chan, CFJC Research Associate On Wednesday evening, CFJC, HOPE Collaborative, and the Oakland Food Policy Council hosted their second Oakland workshop on the Farm Bill, at Tassafaronga Recreation Center in East Oakland. As with the first one we held last week, this workshop strived to clarify some of the complex language of the […]

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How a vegetarian diet can solve obesity & world hunger

11 August 2011

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By Victoria Endsley, CFJC Intern I recently began reading a book by John Robbins called Food Revolution, and have been incredibly disconcerted but awakened by many things about food because of it.  It is truly a fascinating book, and I won’t try to touch upon everything that it covers, except to say that if you […]

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California Youth “Strengthen Their Roots” in Largest Food Justice Gathering

21 February 2011

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This past weekend, CFJC staff and coalition partners Food & Water Watch and Pesticide Watch joined over 300 students from nearly 40 universities across California in the 4th Annual “Strengthening the Roots Food and Justice Convergence” in Santa Cruz for the largest gathering yet in the west coast on the connections between youth, food sustainability, […]

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VIDEO: Creating Food Security in Oakland with Planting Justice

14 January 2011

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Check out this new video of Planting Justice’s work in Oakland and other East Bay communities. Planting Justice is a food justice and urban ag organization that has built 80 gardens in less than 2 years while integrating education, community outreach, and green jobs.

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