Food in the Hood is a biweekly neighborhood dinner to raise funds for global charities.

617 Walnut Avenue
Santa Cruz, California
Click on the links below to view a slideshow from the fundraiser for:
El Andalon
Caravan for Cuba

Customers take whatever they want and donate whatever they want. All proceeds go to a different global charity each week. Ingredients are fair-trade and as local as possible, from the Farmer's Markets or backyards. Students from Santa Cruz High School sometimes help out, play ukuleles, or play with the baby chicks.
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Are you Local to
Food in the Hood?
We welcome donations of:

  • » Backyard produce
  • » Baked goods
  • » Homemade food
  • » Preserves
  • » Canning jars
  • » Plants & seeds
  • » Plant containers & flats
  • » Scraps for chickens / rabbits

FitH partners WitH:

Wide World Partners

high school students raising awareness and funds for global causes.

UniverseCity

enabling the great reskilling through affordable small classes.

The Parent Network

how to raise giving kids in a taking world.

RetroMetro

artisans and entrepreneurs making the practical beautiful and the beautiful practical

Transition Santa Cruz

a catalyst for relocalization

Slow Money Santa Cruz

an investor co-op for a return to small-scale agriculture & industry.

Third Paradigm

A radio thinktank about community sovereignty and regenerative economics.
FRSC 101.1 FM
Sunday 1:30pm

GrowFoodPartyCrew

helping to make santa cruz into an edible oasis.
Saturday, April 21st — Rights Action

One last FitH until June

Thank you to everyone who made our last FitH for Avaaz in Guatemala both fun and successful! We raised $230 to help indigenous Mayans pay for the lawsuit against HudBay, the Canadian mining company that has been brutally forcing families off their land through rape, murder and attack.

This Saturday we'll be supporting the other half of that Guatemalan advocacy - Rights Action.

Rights Action

There are two organizations I come back to again and again: Rights Action and Grassroots International. Both operate on a shoestring to provide a link between indigenous community groups in other countries and donors in the US. Both respect local self-determination. Both make a little money go a long way. At the bottom of this message is Rights Action's report of how they've channeled donations so far this year. Feel free to donate directly and come to our FitH as a thank-you!

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FUNDS CHANNELLED (January-April, 2012) TO ORGANIZATIONS, PROJECTS & STRUGGLES

Below, a summary of some of the organizations, projects and struggles that Rights Action has funded, January-April, 2012.

Please read this report, below, in conjunction with our April Newsletter.

Thank-you for your trust and on-going financial support.

Rights Action receives funds from individual donors and a small number of foundations; we receive no government funds.

We appreciate receiving your questions and comments.
Grahame Russell, info@rightsaction.org
Annie Bird, annie@rightsaction.org

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GUATEMALA

BIOFUELS versus COMMUNITY HUMAN & TERRITORIAL RIGHTS

Emergency food and shelter funds sent to Mayan Qeqchi people in the Polochic Valley that suffered illegal, violent evictions (including killings) in the interests of African Palm and Sugarcane producers for 'green' biofuel markets: $932

EDUCATION

Scholarships for Mayan Achi youth: $1,338
Cantabal community Education and Health program: $440
Scholarships - various: $445

IMPUNITY versus TRUTH, MEMORY, JUSTICE

FAFG (Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala), carrying out mass grave exhumations throughout the country: $18,795

FAMDEGUA (Family Members of the Disappeared of Guatemala), pursuing justice against the material and intellectual authors of the Dos Erres massacre: $1,030

Plan de Sanchez Mayan Achi community, pursuing justice against the material and intellectual authors of the Plan de Sanchez massacre: $200

Rio Negro Mayan Achi community, 30th anniversary commemoration of the Rio Negro/ Chixoy Dam massacres: $2,347

MINING & DAMS versus COMMUNITY HUMAN & TERRITORIAL RIGHTS

El Estor Mayan Qeqchi Territorial Defense Committee, working in defense of the environment, justice, human and territorial rights, and resisting harms and violations caused by global nickel mining companies, including HudBay Minerals, and in defense of community human and territorial rights in the Polochic Valley.

General support funds: $10,440

Emergency health support for victims of harms and violations: $3,865

FREDEMI (San Miguel Ixtahuacan Defense Front) working in favour of the environment, justice, human and territorial rights, resisting harms and violations caused by Goldcorp Inc.

General support funds: $1,489.85

Emergency health support for victims of harms and violations: $642

FREDAM (Frente Norte del Área Metropolitana Pueblos en Resitencia) working in defense of the environment, human and territorial rights, and the right to hold a community consultation, given the aggressive mining interests of Radius Gold Inc.: $452.50


HONDURAS

COMAYAGUA PRISON FIRE AND MASS KILLING
Emergency relief and support for family members of the Comayagua Prison Fire mass killing of over 300 inmates: $1,550

COPINH (COORDINATOR OF INDIGENOUS & POPULAR ORGANIZATIONS IN HONDURAS)
Work in campesino and Lenca descendant communities of western Honduras, in promotion and defense of the environment and human and indigenous rights. Many communities are resisting illegal and sometimes violent incursions onto their lands, by hydro-electric dam, mining and logging interests. COPINH also plays a central role in the pro-democracy National Resistance Front. General support: $4,125

OFRANEH (FRATERNAL GARIFUNA & BLACK ORGANIZATION OF HONDURAS)
Work on north coast in promotion and defense of the environment and human and indigenous rights. Many Garifuna communities are resisting illegal and sometimes violent incursions onto their lands, to displace them and build tourism compounds catering to North American and European tourists. OFRANEH also plays a central role in the pro-democracy National Resistance Front. General support: $2,833.54

SIRIA VALLEY ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE COMMITTEE
Work on behalf of families and communities suffering health and environmental harms and other human rights violations caused by Goldcorp Inc's open-pit / mountain-top removal, cyanide-leaching mine, closed in 2008, still causing health harms. The Committee is also involved in the pro-democracy National Resistance Front. General support / emergency health relief: $3,135


OTHER COUNTRIES

PERU, Pachamama Alliance, $53,060

PERU, AYNI Community Education & Health, $1,976

HAITI, Demunis Orphanage, $4,540

EL SALVADOR, Jocoaitique Committee, March 8th women's day, $425

CHIAPAS (Mexico), Canadian-Chiapaneca Justice for Women, $2,000


NORTH-SOUTH EDUCATION & ACTIVISM

Public presentations in the USA and Canada: $2,770

Educational-solidarity delegations to Guatemala, including small funds for the communities and organizations that receive our groups: $4,710


TO MAKE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS

For indigenous and campesino organizations working for community-controlled development, the environment, human rights and justice in Guatemala & Honduras, in the US make check payable to "Rights Action" and mail to:

Box 50887, Washington DC, 20091-0887

Credit-card donations can be made anonymously: www.rightsaction.org

We appreciate receiving your questions and comments.
Grahame Russell, info@rightsaction.org
Annie Bird, annie@rightsaction.org

 

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