1. lauren Ornelas Speaking at Stanford – Friday, November 1 
2. Bay Area Event: Issue in Focus: Chocolate Industry – Saturday, November 9 
3. Volunteers Needed: Vallejo Food Access Survey Project – Saturday, November 16 
4. LadyLux Features Food Empowerment Project 
5. Special Thanks to Rainbow Grocery: A Worker Owned Collective! 
6. F.E.P. Chocolate Tags in Éthique Nouveau in Minneapolis 


1. lauren Ornelas Speaking at Stanford – Friday, November 1 

F.E.P. founder and director, lauren Ornelas, will be speaking with Center on Race, Poverty and The Environment’s Brent Newell and Farm Sanctuary’s Gene Baur on a panel: “Litigation, Public Policies, or Educational Activism: Tools for Transforming the Food System” at Stanford University Law School’s Shaking the Foundations: The West Coast Progressive Lawyering Conference.

Visit the Shakings website.


2. Bay Area Event: Issue in Focus: Chocolate Industry – Saturday, November 9 

Join Food Empowerment Project for our first-ever public event, including raffles, food and beverage, and plenty of time for Q&A! We will be in the heart of the Mission showing two short films: The Dark Side of Chocolateand Shady Chocolate. Learn about the realities of chocolate production and how you can help, and see a short video about cows in the dairy industry.

Saturday, November 9, 2013
6:00 – 9:00 pm
The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Suggested donation: $10 for general public; $5 for students. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds – or for donating more!)

Visit the event page for further details.

Look for goodies from: Alter Eco, Big Island Organics, Compassion Co., Coracao Confections, Dave’s Midnight Bakery, Equal Exchange, Food Fight! Grocery, Hampton Creek Foods, Herbivore Clothing, Millennium, Obsessive Confection Disorder, Sjaak’s, The Vegan Zombie, and more!

We will also be collecting donations for a local food bank, so please bring non-perishable food items if you are able to donate. See F.E.P.’s guide for food bank donation.


3. Volunteers Needed: Vallejo Food Access Survey Project – Saturday, November 16 

Food Empowerment Project, along with Vallejo People’s Garden, is conducting a training session for volunteers to help us survey Vallejo retail food establishments regarding healthy foods.

Saturday, November 16
11am – 1pm

Please help this vitally important work by participating in the training and surveying, which will provide data on access to healthy foods in Vallejo, CA. Light refreshments will be available at the training. RSVP by November 14 to info@www.foodispower.org.


4. LadyLux Features Food Empowerment Project 

Food Empowerment Project’s work was recently featured in a great article in Lady Lux. 


5. Special Thanks to Rainbow Grocery: A Worker Owned Collective! 

We want to give a special thank you to Rainbow Grocery Cooperative: A Worker Owned Collective for their $500 grant to help us continue translating our website into Spanish. We are still in need of donations for this important ongoing translation project to make our site fully accessible to English- and Spanish-speakers alike. Please considermaking a donation if you can. 


6. F.E.P. Chocolate Tags in Éthique Nouveau in Minneapolis 

Food Empowerment Project chocolate tags are now displayed at theAnimal Rights Coalition’s vegan store, Éthique Nouveau, in Minneapolis to let customers know which chocolates are F.E.P.-recommended. Éthique Nouveau is Minnesota’s only 100% vegan store and all proceeds from sales support local animal advocacy programs.