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November Spotlight: California Environmental Justice Coalition’s Founding Conference

25 November 2014

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On November 8th, CFJC staff attended the CaliforniaEnvironmental Justice Coalition’s founding conference in Kettleman City. Nearly 50 organizations from across California gathered to learn about one another’s work and discuss how we can collectively support each other. Throughout the conference attendees underscored the value of CEJC as a united front because of the power we bring to California’s environmental justice movement as […]

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Ferguson 11/24/14

25 November 2014

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Executive Director Column 11/25/14 Dear Colleagues: Listening to the District Attorney out of St. Louis last night, I was reminded why I dropped out of law school. As an idealistic student, it didn’t take long to learn that, increasingly in this country, the law does not always have much to do with justice. Or, at […]

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Low Turnout and Uncounted Ballots: Voting Issues to Overcome in CA

3 November 2014

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By Kira Lou, Food Policy Research Intern  With the November midterm election just around the corner, it is important now more than ever to educate voters on their rights, and to highlight just how essential their voice is in these elections. This is particularly true for California where numbers from the state’s most recent primary […]

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Looking Beyond the Polls

20 October 2014

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Jessy Gill, Policy Specialist In a given election year, polling and race ratings start months in advance, followed quickly by news anchors and articles dissecting the results and comparing them against previous year’s statistics. Estimations become clearer as we near the election date, with resources such as Politico’s color coded maps to help us visualize […]

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CFJC Exit Blog

14 October 2014

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By Rosalind Waltz-Peters, Food Policy Research Intern This summer was a summer of small revelations for me. There were no great ahah moments, the kind that seem like they should be accompanied by fanfares and fireworks. Instead, there were small realizations, faint swells in the soundtrack of the summer, about what I want adult life […]

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CFJC Internship Blog

10 October 2014

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By Alyssa Sheets, Food Policy Research Intern  This summer I have had food on my mind. I haven’t been literally starving; in fact, my fellow interns at the Community Food and Justice Coalition will vouch for my office notoriety as a gourmand. Rather, I have been pondering and learning to ponder food in ways of […]

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Reflection on CFJC Internship

10 October 2014

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By Alexa Kaczmarski, Climate Change Intern  The summer after my junior year at college, where I took classes like Urban Agriculture and Environmental Justice, and before my senior year where I will be facing decisions like what am I doing with my life? and the daunting task of finding an actual job, I knew I […]

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CFJC Internship Reflection

10 October 2014

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By Anna Larson, Policy Research and Evaluation Intern After completing three of my four years of college, I wanted to intern with CFJC to dip my toes into the world of nonprofit work before graduating next June. In school, I have grappled with my conception of the environment, justice and social change under the growing shadow […]

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Internship Reflection

10 October 2014

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By Skyler Lewis, Climate Change and Communications Intern This summer at CFJC I was tasked with compiling two weekly “Connecting the Dots” posts. Throughout my time here, I became increasingly aware of how engrained the concepts of interdisciplinarity and “connecting the dots” are throughout CFJC’s work. “Connecting the Dots” expands the narrative beyond a purely […]

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Faces of the Farm Bill; Farm Fresh Choice

4 October 2014

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The “Faces of the Farm Bill” series will shed light on the stories of those who depend on programs currently left stranded or which have had funding cut in past Farm Bill proposals and extensions. The stories will highlight the important and transformative work of the most critical subset of programs and offices in the Farm Bill […]

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I am Ferguson

19 August 2014

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Dear Friends, Colleagues, Supporters & Fellow Americans: On occasion our newsletter runs a day late, as is the case this month. We know from analytics that readership is robust and growing, and that typically the E.D. column is most read. So it is that I wanted to more fully observe and digest the news stories […]

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GMO: a Great Many Obfuscations

5 August 2014

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The confusing framing of campaigns to label Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) marketed as food By Rose Waltz-Peters The debate over GMO labeling is masquerading as a scientific issue, when in fact it has become almost an entirely a philosophical and political one, pitting behemoth corporations against smaller industries and grassroots activists. The state initiatives to […]

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