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Food Empowerment Project Newsletter

May 10th, 2016

  1. lauren Ornelas Is Coming to the Pacific Northwest!
  2. 9th-Anniversary Benefit Update
  3. Speak Out for the Chickens
  4. Thank You, Wisconsin Supporters
  5. Know the Issues: Access to Healthy Food
  6. The Compassionate Road - Interview with lauren

1. lauren Ornelas Is Coming to the Pacific Northwest!

Food Empowerment Project's founder and executive director lauren Ornelas will be heading up to the Pacific Northwest to give talks twice in May. We are very grateful to all of our supporters there, and lauren is looking forward to having a chance to connect with them! 

May 21-22, The Wise Hall & Lounge

Vancouver Animal Activist Camp

The Animal Activist Camp aims to strengthen the animal advocacy movement by building empowered and passionate communities of animal activists. Join us for this opportunity to build community and hone your activist skills.  Author and F.E.P. volunteer Mark Hawthorne will be giving a talk too!

For more details, check out the Facebook event page 
(You do not need to be a Facebook user to view).

May 28th, 2:00-4:00, El Centro de la Raza

Appetite for Justice

Organized by F.E.P.'s Washington chapter, this free talk is for anyone who buys food, eats food, or is passionate about food justice issues—from unfair working conditions for produce workers to the unavailability of healthy foods in communities of color and low-income areas, to the abuse of animals on farms, to the depletion of natural resources and beyond. There will be great food generously provided by Chef Ariella of Healthy Creations and a chance to connect with members of F.E.P.'s Washington chapter.

For more details, see the Facebook event page  

To learn more about the Washington chapter see the Facebook page.

2. 9th-Anniversary Benefit Update

Thanks so much to all the supporters who attended our 9th-anniversary benefit on April 30th and to Pax Ahimsa Gethen for taking the gorgeous photos! As you can see, it was a beautiful day with great people, food, and music. We loved seeing you all and having an opportunity to update you on all of the great work we're doing.

For those who couldn't make it to the benefit, it's not too late to donate.  Donate now and it will be doubled through a $50,000 matching grant. Join us in the fight for food justice!

Donate Now!

3. Speak Out for the Chickens 

Since October 2014, we have held one demonstration a month outside the walls of Petaluma Poultry slaughterhouse to remind passersby of the lives taken inside those walls. We also distribute whistleblower cards to workers.

Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for details!

4. Thank You, Wisconsin Supporters

Thanks so much to Anna Peterson Sanders and all of the volunteers in Wisconsin who organized a vegan bake sale with $325 in proceeds being donated to F.E.P.!


Thank you so much for supporting our work!

5. Know the Issues: Access to Healthy Food

Lack of access to healthy foods in communities of color and low-income communities is a huge part of our work at F.E.P. On June 26th, we're hosting a community event in Vallejo, CA, to coincide with the release of our report highlighting the injustice of food inequality in that community. 


To get more information on our work on this crucial social justice issue, read our previous reports on access to healthy foods:  Shining a Light on the Valley of Heart's Delight and Bringing Community Voices to the Table.

6. The Compassionate Road - Interview with lauren

Don't miss this informative interview with lauren at The Compassionate Road! lauren talks about changes she's seen in the animal rights movement as well as F.E.P.'s work and what makes campaigns successful.

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