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The Social Justice Learning Institute and TreePeople in collaboration with Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) and City of Inglewood the present the "2011 Fruit Tree Distribution Program" to the residents of Inglewood. This event serves as the "100 Seeds of Change" Kickoff on January 29, 2011 from 9am-4:00pm at Morningside High School in Inglewood. We invite the residents of Inglewood to participate in our first major effort of 2011 to bring healthier lifestyles and healthy food to Inglewood. The Fruit Tree Distribution Program, sponsored by TreePeople - a non-profit organization committed to increasing clean air, food access and canopy - is designed to empower community residents to take hold of their own access to food.
Through this program, 700 Fruit Trees have been reserved for the City of Inglewood and schools as well as community residents, home gardeners, local businesses, churches and non-profit organizations. Starting at 9am, The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) will host a day filled with the distrbution of 700 apple, appricot, nectarine, peach, and plum trees as well as many events and workshops that give the chance for residents to get their hands dirty in our organic Empowerment Community Garden. It is also a day of celebration and recognition of the Inglewood community taking a BIG step towards greater access to quality, affordable, organic, healthy and culturally relevant food. The public is invited to join in participating in this very exciting, important and innovative experience. To RSVP, please contact Social Justice Learning Institute Food Justice Coordinator, Danielle DeRuiter Williams at
The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) is dedicated to advancing social justice by empowering communities through education, training and programs that help to address their needs. We currently do this through our academic, food and environmental justice initiatives where we offer training, workshops, programs and resources to meet the community's needs.
We provide on-campus literacy programs and college preparatory education. We also operate community gardens and orchards that provide a direct link to healthy food to our community members.