CRAVE is grateful to be in solidarity with other youth lead food justice movements throughout the country and around the world organizing food justice events throughout the days between International Food Day, Sunday, October 16th through National Food Day, Monday, October 24th in active and engaged celebration of Food Justice Awareness Week. This week seeks to connect us all more deeply to with the foods we crave and consume, providing opportunities for learning, community building, and creative direct actions toward addressing the inequity and injustice within our food system. This is our living thanks for the food we consume and those who work sustain us by their labor.
This week begins on with a working tour of Danny Woo International District Community Garden, at 310 Maynard Ave. S. Seattle, WA from 10am-4pm on Sunday, October 16th.
We'll get a basic tour of the garden from Danny Woo's very own loving leader Jonathan Chen as well as be put to work volunteering our labor while learning from elders in this amazing and historic garden where we will celebrating both the history and community around food in our lives, and preserve traditional knowledge. Please be on time and dress in layers with boots and clothes for getting dirty, and bring a water bottle! There will be an hour long lunch as well as lots of love.
On Friday, October 21st from 7-9:30pm CRAVE will cosponsor A Friday Night At The Meaningful Movies viewing of the powerful documentary Urban Roots by Tree Media about food justice movements in Detroit!
The film will be shown at Keystone Congregational Church 5019 Keystone Place N. Seattle, WA.
URBAN ROOTS, directed by Detroit-native Mark McInnis, tells the powerful story of a group of dedicated Detroiters working tirelessly to fulfill their vision for locally-grown, sustainably farmed food in a city where people -- as in much of the county -- have found themselves cut off from real food and limited to the lifeless offerings of fast food chains, mini-marts, and grocery stores stocked with processed food from thousands of miles away.
For more on Meaningful Movies check out their website here: www.meaningfulmovies.org they will also be showing the amazing documentary Forks Over Knives on Friday, October 14th at the same time and location.
On Saturday, October 22nd from 7-9:30pm at Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 South Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98118 CRAVE will be co-hosting the CRAVE Justice for Somalia CommUNITY Art Jam FUNdrai$er. This amazing evening will feature powerful performances by local poets, musicians, and dancers, as well a stunning silent auction and art sale. Tickets will be $10 and all proceeds will go to directly providing aid to families in Somalia directly affected by the famine.
We're also planning a trip up north to visit national youth food justice leader Joaquin Martinez of Rooted In Community on Sunday, October 23rd in solidarity action with Communidad A Communidad, a radical woman-lead food justice/immigrant solidarity organization up north in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
And finally! We will connect with other local organizations and direct actions throughout the week and on Monday, October 24th, National Food Day.
Stay tuned at here and on Facebook for more updates on other awesome CRAVE Food Justice Awareness Week events and beyond.