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A Historically Black California Town Honors Its Proud, Painful Past — and Fights for Its Future

By Lakshmi Sara Sept. 9, 2022 The town of Allensworth, located 30 minutes off Interstate 5 near Bakersfield, was a thriving Black community in the early 20th century. Its founders — a group of five Black settlers including Lieutenant Colonel Allen Allensworth — envisioned a Black utopia. The town had its own school, church and […]

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TomKat MeDiA Developing Novels ‘Fateful Harvest’ And ‘The Death And Life Of Aida Hernandez’ For Film

Kat Taylor & Tom Steyer’s TomKat MeDiA has unveiled its slate of social justice-themed projects for 2022. The multi-platform media company has secured rights to Duff Wilson’s eco-thriller Fateful Harvest and Aaron Bobrow-Strain’s award-winning work of narrative non-fiction, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez, with plans to develop both as feature films. “As we advocate for more equitable […]


Honoring Coachella Valley Resilience

The communities of Coachella Valley are resilient. If someone is in need, a community member will find a way to help – throughout the pandemic, racial injustice and wildfires. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our community partners, coupled with the generosity of our donors, Growing the Table recently helped migrant workers, unhoused, […]

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California Makes Vital Investments In Free School Meals

Final 2022-23 state budget includes more than $2 billion for school food infrastructure, staff training, and more freshly prepared, CA-grown school meals June 30, 2022 — (Sacramento, CA) — Building on its School Meals For All commitment, California will make significant investments in freshly prepared school food at a time when families, schools, and farmers […]

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Women of Influence 2022: Kat Taylor

Silicon Valley Business Journal By Michelle Boudit Title: Founder Company: TomKat Ranch/Growing The Table/TomKat MeDiA Location: Pescadero What is the biggest challenge facing women in leadership roles and how can you change that? There are not enough women in positions of power, especially in the systems I work in — ranching and finance. Women operate 62.7 million acres […]

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California can lead the nation by funding changes to school food program

Guest Commentary June 15, 2022 By Our schools play a crucial role in influencing our children’s health and learning. School cafeterias, which feed our students breakfast and lunch, are essential players in fighting child hunger and in the education of our nation’s future leaders. We’ve long championed farm-to-school programs because we believe healthy, freshly prepared […]

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California Coalition Urges Strong Investments in School Nutrition, California-Grown School Meals

School nutrition directors and school food advocates call for robust investments in enhanced state meal reimbursements, kitchen infrastructure, and more freshly prepared California-grown school meals  June 7, 2022 – (Sacramento, CA) – With inflationary prices squeezing family and school nutrition budgets, ongoing supply chain disruptions, and federal child nutrition waivers set to expire in less than 30 days, California’s […]

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Celebrate our Asian Pacific Islander American Partners

California Attorney General Rob Bonta  Rob Bonta was appointed as California’s Attorney General in 2021. Born in the Philippines during a mission trip to help bring more services to rural communities, Attorney General Bonta had a deep sense of service to others instilled in him from a very young age. Even as his high school’s […]