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Food Empowerment Project Newsletter

January 19th, 2016

  1. Thank You for Helping Us Meet Our Fundraising Goal!
  2. Colonization, Food, and the Practice of Eating
  3. Why Every Vegan Should Support Living Wage Efforts
  4. Don't Miss Our First-Ever Supporter Survey!
  5. Speak Out for the Chickens - 1/23

1. Thank You for Helping Us Meet Our Fundraising Goal!

A heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters who rallied to help us meet our $10,000 fundraising goal for the end of 2015!

Your generosity inspired us to set a new stretch goal of $15,000 and thanks to you we nearly met that goal by raising $13,814!

If you didn't get a chance to donate before the end of the year, it's not too late to help. Please take a moment to donate now! Your donations will make it possible for us to continue fighting for food justice for everyone in 2016.

Donate now!

2. Colonization, Food, and the Practice of Eating

 

Did you know that food was a principal tool of colonization?

Colonialism brought many animals to countries where they previously were not found. Unfortunately, this meant introducing new foods (including dairy) into Indigenous peoples’ diets.

Learn more about the connections between colonization, food, and human and animal exploitation in Food Empowerment Project's new website section, "Colonization, Food, and the Practice of Eating." It provides insight into why many people of color are unable to digest milk and why, at F.E.P., recognizing this injustice is a big part of our work alongside making sure everyone gets to eat their ethics.

3. Why Every Vegan Should Support Living Wage Efforts

 

It is common to hear vegan advocacy groups talk about how easy it is to go vegan; however, you'll never hear that from us. As a vegan food justice group focused on animals, humans, and the environment, we know that for many people the economic barriers to healthy foods can often be difficult to overcome.

F.E.P. founder lauren Ornelas wrote "Why Every Vegan Should Support Living Wage Efforts", a blog post to remind all of us that being vegan can be difficult for people who are trying to survive on low wages.

We need to be advocates for those among us who earn the least so that they too can enjoy access to healthy foods. Will you join us in supporting living wage campaigns? Read lauren’s blog and find out how you can lend your voice to achieve equal justice for everyone.

4. Don't Miss Our First-Ever Supporter Survey!

At F.E.P., we appreciate our supporters so very much. Therefore, we want to hear from YOU and what you need. We want to learn and grow from your feedback so watch your email for our first ever supporter survey heading your way on Thursday, January 21st.

It will take less than 5 minutes to fill out but will allow for your voice to be heard and also help us make Food Empowerment Project even better in 2016. Plus, the first 10 people to respond will receive chocolate as a show of our appreciation!

5. Speak Out for the Chickens - 1/23

If you are in the Bay Area, please join us as we speak out for the chickens at Petaluma Poultry on Saturday, January 23rd, from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Every month we lead a demonstration outside the walls of Petaluma Poultry to remind people passing by that animals are being killed behind those walls. We will provide signs and literature as well as whistleblower cards to distribute to workers.

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