Tag Archives: social justice

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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Immigration and US-Mexico Border update

14 July 2014

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Jessy Gill, Policy Specialist The opportunity for comprehensive Immigration Reform in the 113th Congress, something that after decades finally appeared feasible, is dead—due in large part to Republicans holding up the process in the House. Immigration reform experts say we should not expect another opportunity until after President Obama leaves office; and even then, immigration […]

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War on Poverty at 50 & the Affordable Care Act

16 December 2013

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I had an epiphany today while reading articles about the War on Poverty as we near the 50th Anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. The current “war” on the Affordable Care Act is really just the continuation of a practice that is part of an intellectual pastime which seems to always accompany efforts at […]

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Every Story is Worth Telling

7 October 2013

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Cassidy Bennett, Communications and Research Intern  If you had to tell the story of how you got to where you are now in your life in seven minutes, what would you say? Where would you start? As I closed my internship with CFJC this summer, I had the opportunity to ponder these questions. I told […]

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Life Outside the Bubble

30 August 2013

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By Jules Oldroyd, Administrative Intern I have lived in Danville, California for the majority of my childhood and adult life. My hometown is known for a variety of things, like its country clubs, attractive soccer moms, prestigious schools, and its abundance of lavish grocery stores. During my youth I went to parks and had picnics […]

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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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Farmworker Immigration Update from Farmworker Justice

20 May 2013

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Below is a Farmworker Immigration Update from Farmworker Justice on the House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing & Senate Mark-up of S.744 May 17, 2013 House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on the Agricultural Guestworker Act Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing on the “Agricultural Guestworker Act,” H.R.1773, a bill introduced […]

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