February 27, 2012
Growing up on a family farm in the San Joaquin Valley, I have intimately learned of what food production looks like: hard work, long hours, and sometimes little profits, but more importantly delicious summers. I have also known the paradoxes of our agricultural neighborhood witnessing both bounty on the land and need in our communities….
January 15, 2012
To control food is to control people. To destroy topsoil is to destroy the most elemental thing upon which we all depend. And to convince people that this system is the only way and that there is no other option is one of the most pressing myths before us that needs to be shattered. –…
January 6, 2012
We were deeply saddened this past December by the passing of César Rodriguez, a member of the Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras troupe. We would like to share a tribute from Teatro Jornalero Sin Froteras: When we met César, who was born in Jalisco, Mexico, on February 12, 1972, he was a day laborer at the…
November 6, 2011
In September, I moved to Los Angeles to work as a fellow with Cornerstone Theater Company. I have spent the past seven weeks producing Creative Seeds: An Exploration of Hunger, two weeks of programming dedicated to the investigation of hunger and food justice issues in Los Angeles. I have learned more about food than I…
September 1, 2011
I remember driving up CA-99, with fellow Institute student Mary by my side, attempting to answer questions about Cornerstone and what she should expect over the next four weeks. Having worked for Cornerstone in various capacities for close to four years, one would think I knew exactly what kind of situation I was walking into….