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Food Empowerment Project Newsletter

November 16, 2017

  1. Shame on Safeway Campaign Demonstrations
  2. When We Betray Human and Non-Human Animals
  3. Seattle Loves F.E.P.!
  4. Sonoma County Wildfire Relief Fundraiser for Farm Workers
  5. Thinking of You at This Time of Year
  6. F.E.P. Travels Down Under
  7. Thanks to Vegan Cuts and Miyoko’s Kitchen

1. Shame on Safeway Campaign Demonstrations

Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) turned up the heat on our Shame on Safeway campaign, holding protests not only in a variety of places in California, including Los Angeles, Rohnert Park, San Francisco, San José, and Vallejo, but also in Greeley, CO; Baltimore, MD; Seattle, WA; and Washington, D.C.! 
 
Our demonstrations were met with strong public support, and we heard from many people who are impacted by Safeway’s policy of restricting communities of colors’ access to healthy foods by putting restrictive deeds on former properties. We also got some great media

Join the campaign! Please sign and share our petition and call Safeway today!  And don’t forget us on Giving Tuesday (November 28th).

2. When We Betray Human and Non-Human Animals

F.E.P.’s founder and executive director lauren Ornelas’ latest Appetite for Justice blog tackles sexual harassment in the animal rights movement.

In addition to calling out long-standing problems in the movement, lauren demonstrates F.E.P.’s leadership on these issues by detailing best practices for all organizations.

3. Seattle Loves F.E.P.!

F.E.P.’s Washington Chapter hosted an amazing benefit for F.E.P. on November 4th where we smashed our fundraising goal!

Attendees heard from lauren, Washington Chapter co-coordinators Maria French and Fernando Cuenca, as well as Advisory Board member Karen Emmerman. The vegan Trinidadian food from Double Up was incredible, as were Brown Sugar Bakery’s brownie bites. We’re so grateful to all the generous auction donations that made our tables chock-full of special vegan items, and we were delighted by the jazz music provided by three local young musicians. We were proud to host the event at the Northwest African American Museum, an incredible community partner, on the same night they opened a new exhibit. We look forward to future partnerships with NAAM.

To make the event even more spectacular, one of our incredibly generous donors matched everything we brought in up to $5,000! Everyone was able to double their impact!

Thanks to all of you who came out to support F.E.P. on a cold and rainy night. We certainly felt the love in Seattle!

Do you also connect with F.E.P.’s no-one-left-behind approach to vegan food justice? Donate today

Donate Now!

4. Sonoma County Wildfire Relief Fundraiser for Farm Workers

F.E.P. couldn’t stand idly by after fires devastated our community, so we organized a fundraiser for impacted farm workers. Thanks to everyone who donated to our Sonoma County Wildfire Relief fundraiser!

The farm workers, many of whom still speak their indigenous language that is not Spanish (and as a result don’t always get the help they need), were given the supplies we gathered last week and were very grateful for everyone’s generosity.

Learn more about our work on farm worker rights in this article about our efforts to change the 50-mile rule.

5. Thinking of You at This Time of Year

F.E.P. is thinking of you, our supporters, this November. The holidays can be a joyous time to reconnect with family and friends, but it can also be a challenging time for vegans and everyone struggling with the concept of celebrating the dispossession of indigenous lands.
 
Know that you are not alone in thinking about the turkeys and native rights, and that your friends at F.E.P. are so grateful for your commitment to compassion and justice. 

6. F.E.P. Travels Down Under

If you’ll be in Melbourne on November 30th, join us at the Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary Evening of Kindness. lauren will be speaking about a holistic approach to food justice. Other speakers include animal advocate, author, and F.E.P. volunteer Mark Hawthorne as well as Edgar’s Mission founder, Pam Ahern.

7. Thanks to Vegan Cuts and Miyoko’s Kitchen

Vegan Cuts just launched a chocolate box of Food Empowerment Project recommended chocolate. All items are sourced from Food Empowerment Project’s list of recommended chocolate. Inside you’ll find bars, bark, tea, cookies, and more! One dollar from every box will be donated to support our work, including informing consumers about the worst forms of child and slave labor in the chocolate industry. Thank you, Vegan Cuts, for this yummy way to support our work!
 
Back in August, Miyoko’s Kitchen named F.E.P. their charity of the month and donated more than $300 to us! Thanks so much to Miyoko’s and everyone who shopped online.

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