The Praxis Project Cultivates New Generation of Food Policy Advocates Through “EAT4 Health” Fellowship Program

La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) is a "Healthy Hoods" champion. Most recently they scored a major victory by helping to implement a regional plan for Section 3 which uses federal funding to help foster economic development and sustainable communities.  The regional plan they worked on with the RGV Equal Voice Network is consider the strongest in the state and was featured in The Monitor - read about it here.

"Healthy Hoods" champion Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) has been building a strong grassroots organization in the Southwest to fight for environmental and social justice.  With campaigns such as Project Feed the Hood, SWOP has been forwarding a holistic vision for community health and revitalization.  Check out the website and pick up their book "500 Years of Chicano History" here.  #healthyhoods
 

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The Mothership has landed on the Left Coast! 

The Praxis Project recently celebrated it’s new California office by throwing an Open House that was attended my many friends, allies, and well-wishers from the Oakland, California community. The open house was held on Thursday, Feb 21, 2013, at the new space on 1001 42nd Street in Oakland.  DJ Emancipacion was on hand providing the soundscape, while Chef Yulanda of Simply Bliss Catering served up delicious edibles for attendees.  

Guest post by Derrick Evans, Turkey Creek Community Initiatives.

BP "got over" in the US Justice Department's criminal case against them. They didn't win, but they gladly settled for $4 Billion rather than face a full trial with full public disclosure of exactly what happened before, during and after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, 2010.

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