Tag Archives: food justice

An Internship: Illuminating the Possibilities for and Optimistic Future

5 May 2015

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Evelyn Hartman, Evaluation and Food Policy Research Intern I had a frustrating relationship with my undergraduate thesis. Before immersing myself in the research of my thesis on the alternative food movement, I thought I strongly identified with the movement. I made a conscious effort to visit my local farmer’s market every Saturday morning, worked with […]

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November 2014: Food For Just-Us

24 November 2014

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San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, located in the southeast corner of the city, was once a thriving Black community. Over the last several decades, the neighborhood has become a tragic example of what happens when communities of color are marginalized and experience institutional and structural racism. Concentrated poverty, environmental injustices, high rates of chronic diseases, and […]

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CFJC Stands with Food Workers

15 July 2013

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Courtney Hendrix, Communications Specialist  On July 14th, CFJC Executive Director, Y. Armando Nieto (right) spoke at a Unite Here rally at the Oakland International Airport to show support for the non-union food workers at the airport’s food retailers. But also, for food workers everywhere because many of them face the same challenges and more and […]

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CFJC in Action

11 July 2013

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By Paulette Middleton paulette@panoramapathways.net           www.panoramapathways.net Last week I enjoyed seeing CFJC in action, and am excited to report on the great work they are doing.    As a long-time professional atmospheric scientist and renewable energy advocate, I am quite familiar with the complex interconnections among climate, air, water, food, energy, economy, […]

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Hunger Action Day and Decriminalizing Poverty

24 May 2013

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Erin Middleton, Community Outreach Specialist & Jessy Gill, Policy Specialist  On Wednesday, May 22nd, over 400 advocates, soup kitchen volunteers, nutritionists, food bank supporters, and others made their annual journey to Sacramento to educate their legislators about hunger and encourage their support for anti-hunger legislation. The date came at a critical time in state and […]

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What is a Movement?

14 February 2013

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Christine Batten,  former CFJC Intern Four years ago I began my collegiate career studying dietetics. Initially coming into the program, I was excited to learn about health promotion through the process of prevention instead of through acute care and symptom mitigation. And although I still feel nutrition plays a powerful role in disease prevention, I […]

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The Power of a Community: Our Food

21 November 2011

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By Jessy Gill, CFJC Intern From the start of our planning for the Community Food Security Coalition Conference, the local host committee held the intent that this conference would be focused on the community and city hosting the conference, not just the individuals who had the great fortune to travel to the host location. Our […]

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CFJC hosts its first Kitchen Table Talk

26 October 2011

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By Porus Mistry, CFJC intern On Thursday October 20th, CFJC hosted its first Kitchen Table Talk (KTT) at the University of California, Berkeley. As a CFJC student intern, I took the lead on organizing and arranging the event. This KTT was rather unique, because it was composed entirely of students who were interested in issues […]

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Balancing culturally-appropriate food with ecological health

30 September 2011

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By Lotta Chan, CFJC Research Associate In the food justice movement, we often hear that food is a right, not a privilege. But not just any type of food—healthy, fresh, affordable, accessible, sustainable, and culturally-appropriate food. In working towards securing these rights, the food justice movement is often in synergy with many other environmental, social, […]

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Why I pledge to never eat an out-of-season tomato again—especially not one from Florida.

23 September 2011

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by Rebecca Eiseman, CFJC Intern Barry Estrabrook’s Tomatoland, one of the hottest food books of the summer and mentioned in The Washington Post, NPR, The Chicago Sun-Times, and countless other blogs and publications, brings attention to an issue that is hugely important, but will that be enough? There is slavery going on in Florida. “[We’re] […]

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My Summer with CFJC

22 August 2011

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By Alyson Murphy, CFJC Intern With no previous experience in fundraising—the term “grant proposal” was not familiar to me three months ago— I was excited to try something new and gain some experience in the non-profit sector as a fundraising and development intern at CFJC this summer. I was drawn to CFJC because it paired […]

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CFJC Welcomes PHI as New Fiscal Sponsor

15 August 2011

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Once upon a time summer was a “slow” season work-wise, when workplace activities gave way to family vacations and summer school schedules. It was a time when managers and administrators would clear desks of paperwork, and plans for new programs and year-end fund appeals could be formulated if not at leisure, at least in the […]

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