Yes, yes, I know this is a FOOD blog. So why am I encouraging you to attend a dance party (ahem, 'riot') on a school night?
This is no typical riot. This is a mob scene to raise money and awareness in sustainable food development! So head on over to the El Mocombo and bring a friend or two with you!
The event was created to raise money to bring two Palestinian students to the United States. No-- this is not an event supporting any radical action! These students are employees of PROJECT HOPE, a Canadian-Palestinian initiative designed to offer Palestinian women and children a brighter future through educational, artistic and recreational programs.
The two students will travel to the United States to take part in the Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative, which aims to empower low income and minority communities with respect to their food. The students will learn how to implement and sustain community gardens, as well as open a dialogue on food security, bringing their personal experiences in the West Bank to the forum.
This event is NOT anti-Israel, but instead is supports fostering peace between the neighboring communities, and supports a struggling community's right to secure its food.
Click Here to watch the students explain their struggle and mission.
I almost forgot the best part -- THE MUSIC!!
|SAMBA ELEGUA, PEDESTRIAN SUNDAY KENSINGTON MARKET, 2009|
The event features a bunch of fantastic local bands, including two of my personal favorites -- Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Samba Elegua!
Both play deliciously danceable tunes and bring a crazy amount of energy to their performances.
You do not want to miss this!
And...be sure to bring a can or two of food for donations. You will be entered in a raffle for the night!