News Update Oct 18th 2017

October 18, 2017:

Hunger Action LA Annual Dinner and Awards Nov 16

Thursday November 16
6 pm to 9 pm
4777 Santa Monica Blvd
LA CA 90029


  • Adrienne Parker, Dept of Mental Health/Hunger Action LA
  • Gilbert Saldate, Tri-City Mental Health
  • Elizabeth Medrano, WORKS
  • Nare Park, LA Food Policy Council
  • Rufeina Jones-Soro, City of Santa Monica
  • Vickie Cobbin, Hunger Action LA

Have a good time with us while we raise funds for advocacy, trainings for grassroots anti-hunger leaders, the Peoples Guide and Market Match! Those who have been to our dinners have left absolutely stunned! Don’t wait to get your tickets now:

More Upcoming Events Food Justice Month and Beyond:

Food Day LA Oct 24: Come ready to share and explore our city's most forward-thinking, visionary ideas on the #FutureOfFood! Join us in recognizing the City Council's Good Food Champions and food policy wins of 2017, bringing us closer to Good Food for All.


Oct. 26: UCLA National Food Week Festival:Harvesting Change: Fostering Partnerships for Food Security, a festival and panel discussion, Thursday October 26, 6 pm to 9 pm, 3rd floor Commons, Public Affairs. Festival and panel discussion on food security featuring speakers from Food Forward, Hunger Action LA, and LADPH. There will be food, fun, and booths to get you connected to the movement. 


Food Justice House Garden Party Oct. 28,  1:00pm-3:00pm Food Justice House Garden Party. The Food Justice House at Occidental College will be ending Food Justice month with a garden party to fundraise for Hunger Action LA! Come enjoy music and snacks for a good cause. Food Justice House- 4863 Stratford Rd


Nov. 5 : Netiya’s Second Annual Food, Faith & Field Symposium Nov. 5: From 3 to 7 pm, at Temple Israel of Hollywood , 7300 Hollywood Blvd. LA CA 90046.  Multi-faith gathering that makes connections between LAND, stewardship, spirituality and sustenance. Land use is the theme, and keynote speakers include Helena Norberg-Hodge, a local food pioneer and author of Ancient Futures. Tickets here: Tickets Here for Food, Faith & Field. Volunteer or sponsor:

Please Help Anti-Poverty Campaigners Get To Houston Womens Conference

From Global Womens Strike: In 1977 in Houston, TX, thousands of women took part in the first and only National Women's Conference mandated by Congress.  Some of us from the Wages for Housework Campaign worked with the leaders of the National Welfare Rights Organization to win a historic resolution.  It rejected workfare and called for welfare to be considered a wage, not charity. 

We are appealing for help to get to the 40th anniversary event, National Women’s Conference: Taking 1977 into the 21st Century, in Houston Nov. 6-7.  Our delegation has been accepted to present on a panel “Women, Welfare and Poverty: Back to the Grassroots.”

We aim to tell how we organized across race to win at Houston, and how we can build on that victory to broaden today’s movement against poverty, get support for the Rise Out of Poverty Act (Rep. Gwen Moore, D-WI) to be reintroduced in Congress, and press for a living wage for all workers including mothers and other caregivers.

Women and children are now 75% of impoverished people; 10.2 million people in the US are surviving on no income.  Trump just announced adding more cuts in welfare to his legislative agenda.

The conference is taking place at a time that the movement against poverty is broadening as evidenced by the new Poor Peoples Campaign.  You can help to ensure that grassroots voices are heard and that our contributions are not left out of the history of the womens movement, or its agenda for the future.  See below for our delegation that includes campaigners for women's rights to welfare, housing and other resources, and against the criminalization of poverty, unjust removal of our children by child welfare agencies, police and prison guard violence and more.

Send your support here:

Donate Now!

Note that Women in Dialogue is the 501c3 fiscal sponsor of the National Welfare and Caregivers Network . You can also donate and find out more on GoFundMe. 

Please share widely on social media!


For info: National Welfare and Caregivers Network, Global Women’s Strike, Women of Color/GWS Philadelphia: 215-848-1120 [email protected], Los Angeles: 323-276-2833 [email protected]

Help for Farmworker Communities Affected by the Fires

(Many thanks to Michael Dimock of Roots of Change for sharing this)

If you can, the best way to give is money. Here are organizations receiving donations that will be used for present and the long-term recovery.

We all know that Latino communities are the backbone of our food system from farm to table. They will have a more difficult time recovering. Please consider these communities first.

The Farmers Guild and Community Alliance with Family Farmers have created the North Bay Fire Recovery Fund for aiding small farmers who are the least well-resourced in the agriculture community.

Care Harbor LA Hosting Annual Free Health Clinic: Registration Nov. 11-12 for Clinic Nov 17-19

Dear Community Partners:

Care Harbor LA will host its free annual Los Angeles health clinic Nov. 17-19 at The REEF in Downtown Los Angeles, 1933 South Broadway.  This year’s  clinic will provide medical, dental, vision, and preventive care to thousands of the L.A. community's most vulnerable.  Patients needing follow-up care will be connected to medical homes in the community, receiving appointments before leaving the venue.

Wristband Distribution: Wristbands to secure appointments will be distributed beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 11 at Ted Watkins Park Fieldhouse (1335 E. 103rd Street in Los Angeles) and Sunday, November 12 at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (2115 S. Grand Avenue in Los Angeles).  Everyone who plans to attend the Nov. 17-19 clinic must  have a wristband. First come first served; one wristband per person.

Please share this very important information with those who need it. For more information visit or email [email protected]

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