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.
With roots in the struggle for educational justice, "Healthy Hoods" champion Padres Unidos has evolved over the past twenty years into a multi-issue organization led by people of color in the Denver, Colorado area who work for educational excellence, racial justice for youth, immigrant rights and quality healthcare for all. Most recently, Padres Unidos published "Health Justice Report: A Community Analysis of Nutrition, Food Access and Physical Activity in Denver Public Schools". Read the report here. #
Praxis Project staff members and activists in our extended network will be participating in three workshops at the Left Forum, the largest yearly gathering of left-wing activists in this country. With thousands of participants and over a thousand workshops on every conceivable topic of interest to our movements, the Forum takes place this year at New York City’s Pace University March 16-18.
For more info on this event and directions, the website is at http://www.leftforum.org. We will be doing workshops that take on some of the most pressing issues facing our movements and our society...with people who are the forefront of the struggles around these issues. You will not want to miss these throughout and discussion provoking workshops and we sure don’t want to miss your contribution to them!