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Food Empowerment Project Newsletter

November 10th, 2015

1. Boston Events – November 15th and 16th
2. Washington State F.E.P. Chapter
3. F.E.P. Marketplace Is Open
4. Upcoming Talk – November 10th in Oakland, CA
5. Thanksgiving
6. In Case You Missed It

1. Boston EventsNovember 15th and 16th

Are you in the Boston area? Don't miss these two great opportunities to see Food Empowerment Project's founder, lauren Ornelas, speak about food justice and what it means to "eat your ethics."
Sunday, November 15th, 2:00-4:00pm
SEIU 32BJ 615 Local -- 26 West St., 02111 2nd Floor
Monday, November 16th, 12:00‒1:00pm
Harvard Law School's Wasserstein Hall, #1019
Your donations make talks like these possible. Donate now!
Donate now!

2. Washington State F.E.P. Chapter

We are delighted to announce the formation of F.E.P.'s very first state chapter in Washington, a pilot project being coordinated by Anika Lehde!
The all-volunteer Washington chapter will be hosting events, fundraising, tabling, and spreading F.E.P.'s message in Washington State.
If you are interested in getting involved, send us an email at, and keep an eye out for our alerts and social media announcements for upcoming events.

3. F.E.P. Marketplace is Open

Ever thought to yourself, "I wish I had one of those 'Eat Your Ethics' t-shirts I'm always seeing in F.E.P.'s pictures"? Well, your moment has arrived!
Check out our new Marketplace where you can buy our sweatshop-free t-shirts and tote bags.

4. Upcoming TalkNovember 10th in Oakland, CA

lauren will be speaking at the annual membership meeting of the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. The group is working to establish food justice guidelines for their chapter. lauren will be speaking about the place for animal rights (and other food justice issues) in a human rights organization.
Tuesday, November 10th, 6:00pm
Oakland Public Library -- Rockridge Branch
5366 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

5. Thanksgiving

This is the time of year when we think about gratitude. Here at F.E.P., we're thinking of you, our supporters, who make our work possible. Thank you for understanding who we are and why we do what we do!

Thanksgiving brings many of us the joy of being together with friends and family, but it can also be a hard time for vegans. It can be a struggle spending time with people we love yet who don't share our values of compassion for all creatures. We sometimes feel pulled in multiple directions, trying to advocate for the turkeys while maintaining peace at the table.
now that you are not alone and that your friends at F.E.P. are so grateful for all you do to bring compassion to the world. 
We also always want to give you tools to help make a difference. If you will be donating food this year, read up on how to do it thoughtfully.

6. In case you missed it

F.E.P. was selected by Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation for inclusion in their 2015 Good Food Org Guide. This guide highlights nonprofits doing exemplary work in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.
We're thrilled to be recognized as one of the top groups working on these issues!
Do you shop at You can turn your purchase into a donation for F.E.P. by shopping through their Amazon Smile program. Simply go to the site and select Food Empowerment Project as your nonprofit. With every purchase you make this way, Amazon will send us a donation!
On November 6th, lauren gave a talk at California State University Stanislaus’s Social Justice in the Central Valley conference. We think it's fantastic that lauren was there representing the only vegan food justice group listed on the program.
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