announcements & meetin’ aug. 27

oh my gosh! it’s almost september!!
time is just flying by. thank you!! to all the folks who have been helping make this free weekly meal happen. this is truly a collective effort and cannot happen without our rad team supporting each other and sharing the work load. the love is overflowing…
july was an amazing month for fundraising…with the help of auryn & osa we held two benefit shows, and an amazing friend from the APOC convergence, daniela capistrano, has signed up to be a monthly supporter. http://www.blog.danielacapistrano.com/about/ she’s currently touring with the POC Zine project: http://poczineproject.tumblr.com/. because of the fundraising efforts and kind contributors, we have been able to buy some new sharp chef knives, other prep supplies, regular provisions, and a gigantic 50-cup rice cooker that serves 100! whoa.
we’re also regularly catering/supporting radical events in new orleans, such as: a street medic trainingAPOC convergence (http://www.apocconvergence.info), Undocubus (http://nopapersnofear.org), and coming up:  Aug.27-28 – Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity (http://www.caravanforpeace.org), and Oct. 20 – a children’s free breakfast in the Lower 9th Ward for National Food Day.
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more on the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity…
“A Trans-border Caravan for Peace and Justice with the Poet and Peace Leader Javier Sicilia.
“More than 60,000 people have been killed in drug violence in Mexico in the last few years. 10,000 people have been disappeared and over 160,000 displaced. Global Exchange and Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD) led by Javier Sicilia have made “End the Drug  War- No More Violence” campaign a priority in 2012. Starting in August, a high profile caravan will cross the US starting in San Diego/Los Angeles, heading east along the US-Mexico border and then up to Chicago, New York and DC.”

check out the democracy now! story on the Caravan:
community kitchen has been asked to support the caravan as they arrive in New Orleans Aug. 27th. we will be preparing a travel lunch they can take with them when they depart the next morning. we will be getting together to make sandwiches on monday evening at 5:30 during our regular meeting time. if you’d like to help, please come! info below…

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bi-weekly meeting this monday! august 27th – 5 to 7pm
location: 1571 n. dorgenois st.
agenda:
  • make 110 sammiches for Caravan for Peace
  • community cafe speakeasy: pick a date? menu?
  • other fundraiser ideas?
  • bills
  • 2nd serving location?
  • ??? [reply with your agenda items]
thanks! see you monday.
heart,
nicola



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