Oakland Food Policy Council: November
The Food Warrior Challenge!!
We are joining forces with the amazing Directors of our ally organizations Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm and HOPE Collaborative to bring you The Food Warrior Challenge!
The way it works: You have until December 10th 2015 to challenge one or all of the Directors (Esperanza Pallana, Kelly Carlisle, or Sabrina Wu) in a feat of physical strength, stamina, agility…or goofiness. You pledge for your challenge. That’s right. Go to the site, click the “donate” button and under “purpose”, write the feat you challenge one or all of us to and pledge an amount to see us accomplish it!
Directions: Go to the website and click on the "donate" button, state your challenge in the "purpose" box and pledge. The the games begin!
You can also follow our activity on Facebook, instagram (@foodwarriorsoakland) and Twitter (use #foodwarriorchallenge)!
We Won An Award
Big news! Our Wine Soul Train
tour won a national Taste Award
for an outstanding culinary travel experience! We are deeply grateful that such a mainstream (did someone say red carpet?!) event would recognize the issue of racial equity in our food system. The award ceremony will be held February 11th 2016 in San Francisco, CA.
Radical Notions of Love, Culture & Food
At Oakland Food Policy Council we see changing the narrative of our food culture as a crucial step to changing the practices and policies that drive a broken food system. As one local artist puts it “Write back or get written out!!” We need to tell our own story so the truth of who we are is represented and our knowledge base and cultural tools can be accurately reflected in our systems and policies.For that reason, we were honored and humbled to have hosted the launch of Decolonize Your Diet. Luz and Catriona are radical rethinkers showing us how food is a political choice that can be used to “reclaim our vitality as a people,” and “dismantle colonial systems of power.” Their book brings us recipes to sustain revolutionary love that extend beyond food to our cultures and each other. The OFPC director has been an avid fan of their Facebook page since it started. We see how their work creates a vibrant dialogue about taking back our power in food choice. We featured a wonderful line up of speakers, artists, chefs, educators and culture keepers and had near to 270 attendees!! You can read more about it here.Oakland Urban Agriculture Toolkit Available
Interested in growing and possibly selling your own food in Oakland? Find out more about it by checking out Cultivating Resistance: An Urban Agriculture Toolkit to support Oakland's Independent Food System. We developed this toolkit with City Slicker Farms (who is looking for an Executive Director. Help get the word out!).
What is a Good Food Business?
Last time OFPC announced that we have proposed a definition for Healthy Food to the City of Oakland to help inform incentives for healthy food programs. We are also sharing our Good Food Business Criteria and invite any Oakland food businesses out there to contact us so we can help get the word out about your great work!
Council Director, Esperanza Pallana, and our Council Members , thank you for your ongoing support! We also want to apologize for any confusion over an old April 2014 announcement that got re-circulated last week. That was due to a bizarre technical glitch.
Tobacco Health Educator Position
Are you eager to join a culture that is able and committed to making a difference in people's lives? La Clinica's vision is to be the premier community health center, rooted in the concepts of wellness, preventions and patient-centered care. In order to achieve our vision, we strive to attract and inspire an engaged workforce that can provide the best patient care experience. We serve low-income families and are committed to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care regardless of insurance or ability to pay. As a Community Health Educator, you will have a unique opportunity to work at the top of your skills in providing critical and seamless support to a team of peer health educators.
The individual in this position is responsible for providing community outreach, engagement and linkage to services, and community-based and classroom-based health education with a primary focus on teens. The individual is also responsible for training and coordinating peer health educators to work on community outreach projects and help them develop leadership skills. This is a year-round 12-month position.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Train and coordinate peer health educators to work on community outreach projects.
- Provide health education classes and individual clinical health education on a variety of topics.
- Lead Peer Health Educators in outreach and health education activities in Alameda County.
- Develop and assist in the development of health education materials such as curriculum, workshops, pamphlets and bulletins, and publicize and interpret health services and programs. Maintain all health education materials and resources including brochures/pamphlets, magazines, posters, videos, etc. Orders materials as needed.
- Accurately document all services and activities provided and as needed for program evaluation.
Participate in marketing and outreach activities to promote Center services.
- Contribute to grant reports.
- Work with community organizations, attend collaborative meetings, advise community groups in health activities.
- Help plan and implement outreach programs and other general school wide health activities with the goal of reaching large numbers of students.
- Conduct classroom health education and outreach presentations on school campuses in coordination with school faculty and community partners as requested.
- Build collaborative relationships with students, families, community organizations, school staff and other key individuals to help meet the goals of the health education program.
- Act as a core member of the multidisciplinary school-linked wellness center team.
- Participate in relevant meetings, trainings and collaborative activities.
- Demonstrated knowledge of principles, methods and materials used in health education.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current pregnancy prevention, family planning and STD prevention methods.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills and computer skills are essential.
- Group facilitation, presentation and organizational skills preferred.
- Must have flexible schedule to conduct classes and attend community events after business hours and on weekends as needed.
- Bilingual English/Spanish required.
- Requires a High School degree/GED plus a minimum of one year experience providing health education to under-served communities of color plus two years’ work experience in a community setting preferably at a health center.
- Experience working with youth, working in schools, working with community outreach techniques, and a demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural setting and with diverse populations.
- Strong commitment to the principles of adolescent health and youth development.
- Ability to work independently and work positively as a collaborative team member.
- Culturally competent. Experience working in urban settings strongly preferred.
Oakland, California, United States
35,781.00 - USD