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News from the California Food & Justice Coalition (CFJC)

Farm Bill Forum: Ventura
For Slow Food members and friends in the Ventura area, the CFJC has announced a Farm Bill forum in Ventura on Thursday, March 29, 2007 from 1:00-4:00pm.

The event will be held at the office of the Ventura Unified School District at 255 West Stanley Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001. Attendees are welcome to arrive early (by 12:30pm) and and enjoy a farm fresh salad bar lunch for $4.50. In addition to your RSVP for the Forum, please call 641-5000 ext 1301 to reserve lunch.

To reserve, please email Dulanie [at] sbcglobal [dot] net or call 310.822.5410.

This forum is for anyone who is committed to better food, farm and nutrition policy that protects our environment and farmlands, provides opportunities for small farmers and ensures access to healthy, affordable and locally grown food. Community food issues addressed through the farm bill include: access to farmers markets, preserving local farms, hunger and food stamps, nutrition education and obesity prevention, farm-to-school and farm-to-institution programs, environmental stewardship, conservation funding. This event will be cohosted by CFJC, Ventura AG Futures Alliance, Food for Thought Ojai, CA Women for Agriculture, VEP Healthy Schools Collaborative.

Also… Opportunities with the CFJC
Positions are available for both a part-time organizer (may become full time) and interns.

CFJC is currently hiring for a part-time organizer position that may grow into a full-time position with in the next six months. The organizer will work with the CFJC program director, CFJC steering committee, and the CFSC executive director to organize campaigns and programs that further the coalitions mission. The CJFC is looking for someone with a lot of energy and enthusiasm for food justice advocacy work who has combination of experiences in program development, outreach, community organizing, and public speaking. Fluency in Spanish a plus. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Location: The organizer will work from the CFSC office in Los Angeles.

Compensation: Half-time position with the possibility of becoming full-time. Pay range is $35,000-$42,000 for full time position. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation, sick-leave, major holidays, flexible spending account, and retirement plan. Salary and benefits will be pro-rated depending on total hours.

Download a full job description at http://www.CAFoodJustice.org.

Deadline: March 23, 2007

Cover letter, resume and references can be submitted by mail, email or fax to: California Food and Justice Coalition (c/o CFSC), PO Box 209, Venice, CA 90294, Fax: 310.822.1440, info [at] CAFoodJustice [dot] org.

Internship Announcement
The California Food and Justice Coalition is seeking interns to assist with a variety of coalition support activities in the areas of advocacy & organizing, communications and general organizational support. Internships are unpaid. We are seeking at least one individual to be based in our Los Angeles office, additional interns can be located any where in the state of California. You can download a full description of the internship opportunities at: http://www.CAFoodJustice.org. Please send a one-page letter stating your interest and availability, along with a sample of your own writing to info@CAFoodJustice.org or fax to: 310.822.1400.