Thursday, August 5, 2010

October Save the Date

Faith Leaders for Environmental Justice
invites you to

Food, Faith, and Health Disparities Summit
October 29-30, 2010
Location TBA

What is it like to live in a "food desert"? What is the link between poverty, obesity and diabetes? Do things just have to be this way? Is it a lost cause or can we do something about it?

Mark your calendars now and join faith and community leaders, health and environmental advocates, and government representatives from the Boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn in October for the Food, Faith, and Health Disparities Summit.

Join hundreds of New Yorkers who live in New York City's food deserts and those who don't. Listen and share your stories of food, faith and health. Work with a small group representing a diverse cross-section of New Yorkers to discern the spiritual, social and structural causes for our city's health disparities. Then work together to set action priorities for the next year.

Be a part of the solution!

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This summit is made possible through the generous partnership of
the Bronx Health REACH Legacy Grant.

Co-sponsored by:
NY Faith and Justice, Everyday Democracy, Muslim Women's Institute, NYC Coalition Against Hunger, We Act for Environmental Justice, Our Planet Media, The Interfaith Center of New York, Center for the Study of Science and Religion, New York Divinity School, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest,
Borean Baptist Church, It Is Well Living Church, Convent of the Sacred Heart, The Blak Project, New York Theological Seminary, UFCW-Local 1500, NYC Dept of Health-Strategic Alliance for Health, Metro Hope Church NYC, Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council, Lambs Church of the Nazarene, Office of the Borough President of Manhattan, Trinity Grace Church, Sustainable South Bronx, F.U.R.E.E., NYC Economic Development Corporation

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