Updated 3/27/23 at 3:48pm - Recording is now available to watch on-demand!
We hope to see you on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 11am PT for our next Community Conversations call!
Food Empowerment Project's Founder and Senior Programs Director, lauren Ornelas, will discuss how systemic racism intersects within our food system. She will outline its ties to food access, treatment of farm workers, and highlight how some animal advocacy efforts may contribute to the problem.
About guest speaker: lauren Ornelas (she, her, hers) is F.E.P.'s founder and president. lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for more than 30 years. She is the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization that Viva!UK asked her to start in 1999. While lauren was the director of Viva!USA, she investigated factory farms and ran consumer campaigns. In cooperation with activists across the country, she persuaded Trader Joe's to stop selling all duck meat and achieved corporate changes within Whole Foods Market, Pier 1 Imports, and others, and she helped halt the construction of an industrial dairy operation in California. lauren was also the spark that got the founder of Whole Foods Market to become a vegan. In addition, she served as campaign director with the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition for six years. Watch lauren's TEDx talk, The Power of Our Food Choices.
Register here for our Monday Community Conversations Calls: maddies.fund/CommunityConversationsRegistration
If you are unable to make it live on Monday, this thread will be updated with the recording and resources so you can watch and share whenever you'd like. After you watch the recording or attend the call live, be sure to complete this new March entry form to enter to win a grant: https://www.maddiesfund.org/weekly-community-conversations-mar23-giveaway.htm
We will be taking a two week spring break after this call and will reconvene on Monday, April 17th.
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