Tag Archives: Y. Armando Nieto

What’s Food Policy Got to do with Me? — ED letter July

24 July 2012

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  My Dear Friends: The end of July, and our Congress has about a week left before they disperse for the August recess and presumably to prepare for their party conventions. On behalf of CFJC, Christina Spach and I had front row seats to the House Ag Committee markup process which lasted til nearly 1:00 […]

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Kellogg Conference – Food & Community

30 May 2012

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Healthy Farms, Healthy People Steering Committee member CFJC was able to send three staff to participate in the Food & Community Conference inAsheville,N.C. You can check out some highlights of the conference on the Kellogg Foundation website here. On May 23rd nearly 600 participants convened in a follow-up to last year’s small meeting of sixty […]

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Lessons Learned—Food Justice

13 December 2011

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My Dear Friends: As we all celebrate a difficult year, I choose to believe it is also full of promise. But to fulfill that promise, we need your help. This November-December newsletter highlights expanded CFJC efforts made possible largely because of foundation support, and the volunteer interns and community members who have built the coalition […]

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Faces & Visions of the Food Movement: Y. Armando Nieto

7 November 2011

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November 7th, 2011  By Jen Dalton (Civil Eats) Over 1,000 people have gathered in Oakland, California to attend the Community Food Security Coalition Conference today, an annual gathering that, as Nieto says, is “a real opportunity to organize and a call to action to take back our food system.” We are just steps from the tent city […]

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A Call To Action!

23 September 2011

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by Armando Nieto Today is the last day of summer, and as we prepare for what promises to be one of the most memorable fall seasons in recent memory, your CFJC staff has made some mid-course corrections. First, we will forego our September monthly CFJC Member Public Policy call in order to better prepare for […]

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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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CFJC Takes Lead In National Collaboration

26 May 2011

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CFJC Takes Lead In National Collaboration

 About time I sat down to write about the meetings in which I’ve participated “back east” over the past two weeks. My first stop May 17th was Washington, D.C., where CFJC convened the Healthy Farms, Healthy People Summit along the Public Health Institute, American Farmland Trust, Center for a Livable Future at John Hopkins University, […]

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Connecting the Dots: “What’s next?”

11 May 2011

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Because CFJC operations run largely on volunteer intern power—bless those wonderful interns—those of us fortunate to draw a coalition salary wear a lot of “hats.” For the past couple of weeks I have been trying to complete grant proposals before I leave for Washington, D.C. to attend the Healthy Farms, Healthy People Farm Policy Summit […]

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Wisconsin to the Berkeley City Council–connecting the dots

4 May 2011

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What’s Berkeley got to do with Wisconsin labor issues? From the larger perspective, CFJC seems to be in the middle of everything that is going on in the country, because the nexus of food brings it all down to the basics. Our Farm Bill 2012 work with allies across the country, regional meetups/listening sessions and […]

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CFJC and CFSC host Farm Bill 2012 Listening Session in Oakland

18 February 2011

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This last Monday at The California Endowment’s Oakland Conference Center, forty two individuals from different organizations, including the Environmental Working Group, Food and Water Watch, and Roots of Change, joined an afternoon listening session about the Farm Bill. The event was co-hosted by the Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) and California Food and Justice Coalition […]

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