A Healthier California: ENACT Day 2018 and Beyond
May 25, 2018 | CA4Health
On April 18th, partners and allies from across California came together in Sacramento to network and learn about how to engage in advocacy in support of Food Equity, Criminal Justice Reform, Housing, Water and Beverage Equity and Health Equity Regardless of Immigration Status. We were joined by Sen. Wiener and staff from Sen. Skinner’s office, were inspired by the words of youth poet Samuel Getachew, and heard from leaders working to create equitable communities across the state.
Members of all ages from PHI's CA4Health attended, including CA4Health scholarship recipients with the UC San Diego Youth Advisory Council (YAC, pictured above). Deka, a youth leader with YAC, spoke to ENACT participants about the importance of food justice for working immigrant families. Other CA4Health partners included students from the Center for Healthy Communities with CSU Chico. Student Lorinda Sasan (pictured, right) shared that “it was fascinating to learn about bills that were relevant to me as a college student. I feel more empowered to be involved now.”
We left ENACT Day 2018 feeling inspired and encouraged by all the work that organizations and community leaders who added their voices to the movement for health equity this year. Thanks again to all who joined, donated and supported the event.
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ENACT Day is hosted collaboratively by: The American Heart Association, Berkeley Food Institute, CA4Health, California Food Policy Advocates, California Public Interest Research Group, California State University – Chico’s Center for Healthy Communities, Community Partners, Public Health Advocates, Public Health Institute, The Sacramento Food Policy Council and others.