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Adaptation Vanguard

15 April 2013

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By Erin Middleton, Community Outreach Specialist Over 500 people from across the nation convened at the inaugural National Adaptation Forum in Denver earlier this month. The conference was about how we, our communities and our nation can be prepared for climate change impacts, such as superstorms, droughts, insect vector born disease outbreaks, flooding and sea […]

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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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CFJC and Urban Adamah Farm Bill Workshop

13 July 2012

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By Christine Batten, CFJC Policy and Outreach Intern As a new intern with CFJC, I am happy to report on our 9th successful Farm Bill Workshop of the year, held on July 9th at Urban Adamah in West Berkeley, CA. Urban Adamah is a one-acre organic community farm and Jewish environmental education center. Rae, farm […]

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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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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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CFJC Goes Wild in the Jungle with Yelp

6 June 2012

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By Anita Wong CFJC is honored and excited to be the featured non-profit at a jungle-themed event hosted by Yelp East Bay this Thursday, June 7th. CFJC will be raising awareness and funds at this event dressed in animal prints and faux foliage. We are thankful for this opportunity to mingle with 300+ guests, sample […]

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Swarm-In at Bayer

21 May 2012

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By Erin Middleton, Community Outreach Specialist On Wednesday, May 16th, eager activists, bee-keepers, families and Occupiers buzzed in from all over the East Bay to swarm Bayer in protest of their neonicitinoid pesticides that have been scientifically linked to the world-wide collapse of bees. Marching down San Pablo towards Bayer, protesters chanted, “our food system […]

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Eat-In at UCSB: Demanding our right to local, healthy food with community in mind!

7 May 2012

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By Marissa Diebolt, UCSB Student At 11:45 am on the morning of Thursday, April 26th, 2011, I was thinking to myself, “Please, let this work.” Standing in the middle of the Arbor at UCSB gazing at the white tablecloths running down the length of our dining table seated for 75 people, freshly picked flowers in […]

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Earth Dinner

3 May 2012

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By Anita Wong, CFJC Intern In celebration of Earth Day, I hosted a Kitchen Table Talk (KTT) at my residence this past weekend. My guests were friends, family, neighbors, schoolmates, and co-workers of mine. They were all excited to have been included in a dinner that involved discussion around the one thing we all need […]

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Loving the Land and Each Other: Earth Day 2012

24 April 2012

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By Lotta Chan, CFJC Research Associate “We are marching for the 99, we are marching for the 99!” rang the voices of hundreds of farmers, families, activists, and gardeners who had gathered at Ohlone Park in Berkeley on Earth Day to celebrate the land and the food we cultivate from it. The rally and march […]

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Executive Director Message – March 2012

20 March 2012

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My Dear Friends: At the national level, today the U.S. Senate is holding its last scheduled committee hearing for input on the 2012 Farm Bill reauthorization process. From D.C., Lorette Piccano of the Rural Coalition reports that the House continues its “field hearings” in Jonesboro, AR on March 30th, and Dodge City, KS, on April […]

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Day of Action to Occupy Our Food Supply

19 March 2012

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By Erin Middleton, CFJC Community Outreach Specialist 3/2/12 February 27th was the global day of action to Occupy Our Food Supply. It brought together thousands globally from the Occupy, Sustainable Farming, Food Justice, Buy Local, Slow Food, and environmental movements to creatively confront the corporate control of our food supply and take action to build […]

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