Community Organizing in Emergency Food Relief: Adding Justice to Charity
This report is a resource intended to enable food pantry, soup kitchen, and other direct service providers to explore the concept of community organizing as a part of their strategy. When more organizations can conduct community organizing in a respectful manner and prove the value that it adds to anti-hunger efforts, it creates a space to integrate social change into direct service work.
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Born and raised in North East Los Angeles, Roxana Rodriguez graduated from Williams College in 2017 with a double major in biology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and concentrations in both public health and Latina/o studies. At Williams, she interned at both the office of sustainability and the campus resource center for LGBTQIA and students of color. She engaged both groups as a program director for Root, a first-year orientation trip focused on sustainability, social justice, and identity workshops. Her interest in developing intersectional public health programs for under-served communities began while conducting undergraduate research projects focused on health disparities, health-seeking behavior, and adverse health outcomes that are rooted in systems of oppression and inequality. Since graduating she has forayed into the fields of biotechnology, radio broadcasting, and community organizing.
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