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Food Justice: a Good Food Force Definition

Posted August 31, 2015 by Karen Showalter

As food advocates, we grapple with everything from personal challenges to staying healthy, to structural challenges around food access. We've been unpacking some key terms around food justice through the Good Food Force Facebook Group, and better yet: developing our own shared working definitions of these concepts.  Check out the latest conversation, on food justice, [...]

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Food Security: A Good Food Force Definition

Posted August 31, 2015 by Karen Showalter

As food advocates, we grapple with everything from personal challenges to staying healthy, to structural challenges around food access. We've been unpacking some key terms around food justice through the Good Food Force Facebook Group, and better yet: developing our own shared working definitions of these concepts. Check out the latest conversation, on food justice, below! [...]

Posted Under: Food!

What the Debate over D.C.’s Minimum Wage is Missing

Posted August 31, 2015 by Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat

This Labor Day, worker pay is the topic du jour, with the District having recently raised its minimum wage to $10.50 an hour, and debate brewing over whether the increase is a truly livable wage for families struggling to make ends meet. As the head of a foundation focused on building economic security for low-income [...]

Help Preserve Progress on Healthier School Foods. Join #FoodFri

Posted August 28, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Can you believe schools are back in session across some parts of the country? Children are excited. Routines are changing. Parents juggling act has commenced. And, schools have prepared for children as well.   Kids are going back to school this year to meals that keep getting healthier. Ninety-five percent of school districts are meeting [...]

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Women Deserve a Voice on the Job and At the Ballot Box

Posted August 26, 2015 by Liz Shuler

*Co-authored by Page Gardner, Founder and President of the Voter Participation Center Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, a day that commemorates the 19th amendment being ratified granting millions of women the right to vote. In the 95 years since, women have used their votes to better their lives, strengthen their families and protect their [...]

Being Able to Get My Heath Data Helps Parents and All Caregivers

Posted August 26, 2015 by Debra Ness

It’s back-to-school time, and busy parents are trying to cross everything off their seemingly endless checklists before the first day of school. One thing on many of those lists? Physicals and vaccinations. Many schools and sports programs require proof of children’s vaccinations and physician visits before they step back into the classroom or onto the [...]

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Thoughts on Trump, breastfeeding, & #WomensEqualityDay

Posted August 26, 2015 by To-wen Tseng

On August 26, 1920, women achieved the right to vote in the US, thus the Women's Equality Day. On this very special day, I want to do something that I rarely do--write a little bit about my thoughts on this heating presidential election.  Living in America, I often have an illusion that we women are [...]

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum condemns attacks on immigrant mothers and their children

Posted August 26, 2015 by Miriam Yeung

Predictably, the offensive term “anchor baby” has become a part of public discourse again as politicians seek to stoke anti-immigrant fervor. The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) Executive Director Miriam Yeung issued the following statement in response:   “The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum condemns use of the derogatory slurs against any [...]

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