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SGV 017: Sweatshops in the Food Desert with Christine Tran

Chris Greenspon May 12, 2022 194 5


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SGV 017: Sweatshops in the Food Desert with Christine Tran
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Christine Tran knows how the system can fail us when we need it most. Her parents struggled to walk the tightrope of qualifying for food assistance and not getting kicked off of it. They were refugees of the Vietnam War and raised their kids alongside them as they worked through garment jobs and painting houses. Now Tran works to get healthy food available in working class communities like her hometown of South El Monte.

Tran is executive director of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, which connects farmers with corner stores, food banks with surplus foods, and studies the obstacles for programs like Cal Fresh. She also writes about API diaspora – including her own Teochew culture – in addition to writing about food justice and just writing about food in the SGV!

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Chris Greenspon

I'm a radio journalist from La Puente, California. I've worked for KPCC, KNX, and KFWB, and freelanced to many others. My specialties are human interest stories, cultural criticism, and audio engineering.

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