Food Justice Film Series: Soul Food Junkies
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative (312 9th St, Richmond, CA 94801 Conference Room)
Join the Richmond Food Policy Council for an evocative evening of deep conversation, great food and film! Our next film in the Food Justice Film Series: SOUL FOOD JUNKIES, a film by Byron Hurt.
Soul Food Junkies explores the history and social significance of soul food to black cultural identity and its effect on African American health, good and bad. Soul food will also be used as the lens to investigate the dark side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that has been born in its wake. Visit the Richmond Food Policy Council Facebook page for trailers and find out more information.
A $5 dinner donation is appreciated!
View the trailer here!
In Richmond, we have over 20,000 uninsured people, many of whom could not previously afford coverage or were denied it due to a preexisting condition. We are working to change this statistic.
Thanks to all those who came out to the Cover Richmond workshop! Cover Richmond provided the opportunity to learn more about:
*Important Reminder: You must enroll by December 23, 2013 for coverage to begin January 1, 2014. Please see resources below for more information:
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Now Available
Open Enrollment for Covered California began October 1, 2013. To begin your enrollment, please call the Covered California's telephone help line at 1-800-300-1506 or visit the Covered California website at https://www.coveredca.com/
. Interpreters in multiple languages are provided on the telephone help line.
A few important things to know:
- Open enrollment is October 1 – March 31, coverage can begin January 1, 2014.
- Coveredca.com will allow consumers to make apples-to-apples comparisons of plans before enrolling, including premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.
- Many Californians will qualify for financial assistance to help make premiums more affordable.
- Covered CA recommends having the following household information available when enrolling: contact information for all household members applying for coverage, ID numbers such as social security or immigration information, income and tax filing status.
Affordable Care Act Frequently Asked Questions addressed by Contra Costa Health Services can be found at http://cchealth.org/aca/faq.php
Please consider these other Affordable Care Act resources for Richmond and Contra Costa County residents:
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