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Galería de la Raza: Comida es Medicina: Youth Encuentro

October 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come join us for an interactive afternoon centering food justice knowledge shares!

The Comida Es Medicina Youth Encuentro will feature The Experimental Quesadilla Lab, Food What?!, and Growing Justice (part of Community Agroecology Network).
They will provide an opportunity to youth and families to meet and interact with food justice advocates, as well as some hands on activities. Learn with us on Saturday, October 13th from 1-6pm!

Learn more about each of the organizations below:

The Experimental Quesadilla Lab (EQL) is a pop-up kitchen, recipe exchange, and conversation space. It uses foods available in nearby neighborhoods to create quesadillas unique to each lab. Participants use the space of the tortilla to experiment with their personal cultural boundaries and share their creations with each other as a way of finding common ground. EQL is a project by artist Teresa Flores and has popped up at farmers markets, galleries, schools, community centers and dining rooms across California.

Growing Justice is a youth-led research team from the rural agriculture-rich Watsonville area. The youth are engaged in transformative participatory action research to raise consciousness about the inequalities in our food system and how they affect interrelated challenges of food insecurity, violence, and the housing crisis. By lifting community strengths like cultural roots, food knowledge and community engagement, we can create change for the future!

FoodWhat uses food and farming as a medium for providing a bountiful, relevant toolkit that youth use to step into their power and break cycles of poverty. Every day, FoodWhat teens dive into a culturally relevant and delicious meal that they have grown, harvested, and cooked. They work on planting, managing, harvesting, and distributing fresh healthy food. Youth host affordable farm stands at local schools, organize health and justice events for local students and organizations, run farm businesses and lead peer-to-peer workshops on food justice and empowerment in high school classrooms across Santa Cruz County.

1:25 pm – 3:25 pm
Experimental Quesadilla Lab with Teresa Flores

3:35 pm – 5:35 pm
Saberes y Sabores de la Cocina Ancestral with Food What?! & Growing Justice

Event is free and open to the public! See you there!

Image by EfrenAve, an exhibiting artist of Comida es Medicina. Work available for purchase.


October 13, 2018
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Galería de la Raza
2857 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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