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Cesar Chavez Community Supported Justice Potluck

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Cesar Chavez Community Supported Justice Potluck

Time: March 31, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
Street: 3333 Squalicum Parkway
City/Town: Bellingham
Website or Map: http://www.foodjustice.org
Phone: 360-756-2478
Event Type: potluck, celebration
Organized By: Erin Thompson
Latest Activity: Apr 1, 2011

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Event Description

Community to Community

5th Annual Celebration

Honoring Cesar Chavez’s Legacy of working towards food sovereignty

The Cesar Chavez Community Supported Justice Potluck
When: Thursday March 31, 2011        

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA  98225

Presenting our Special Keynote Speaker:

Michelle Vendiola

Walker River Paiute and Agai-Dicutta Band of the Northern Paiute Nation
Educator and Social Justice Activist

 

COST: a healthy potluck dish for 10 -15 eaters
Free will cash donations gratefully accepted!
If your last name begins with A-F  please bring a salad, G- O Bread, rolls or tortillas, P – T  main dish, U- Z  dessert

For more information call Erin Thompson at 360-756-2478

 

Once again we are inviting all of our friends and supporters to join us for an evening of good food, fun, music, and friendship. We at Community to Community will be proudly presenting our labor of love made possible by the generosity of volunteer time and cash donations throughout the last five years.  This event provides an  opportunity for our friends and supporters to see what community supported justice is all about. We are honored  to be given the opportunity to listen to Michelle Vendiola’s wisdom.  In our work in the food system we recognize  the indigenous peoples’ rights to land for cultivation, fishing, hunting and gathering in customary and traditional ways along with the right to freely exchange seeds and retain rights to their genetic material free from patents. We stand in solidarity as people of the land from the South with the Northwest’s indigenous people’s struggles for clean water, land and food sovereignty.

 

We will have presentations by C2C project leaders and youth on Cocinas Sanas, Aguila del Norte Immigrant Justice Project, Raices Sanas Food Sovereignty Youth Project, Raices Culturales Youth Mentoring Project and the Food Justice Alliance. Our community organizer Joaquin Martinez will be performing several pieces honoring Cesar Chavez and the Raíces Culturales’s Youth will be screening a video of their Theater of the Oppressed presentation. Throughout this school year the youth have identified and discussed how they are affected by issues of oppression and discrimination through the use of interactive arts such us photography and theater. Through the  promotion of critical thinking and social justice, they have explored possible solutions. The youth framed their
problem-solving strategies focusing on Cesar Chavez’s legacy of dignity, non-violence, and community building - Si se puede!

 

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Comment by Heather K on April 1, 2011 at 5:05pm

Wonderful evening!  Thanks you for posting the invitation!  I saw a few other TW folks attending.  The youth will be leading us!

Si se puede!! 

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