Many of you are already aware of my open letter to the food community regarding my disinvitation from TEDx Manhattan and why I felt it was problematic. In my letter I addressed the intersections of race, class, privilege and positional power. The dialogue that took place after was tremendous, hard and necessary. However, the letter was not just about venting or blaming, it was about moving forward and creating solutions in the face of obstacles. In that spirit The BLK Projek decided to do a series of "Tanya Talks" (I'm TED's sassy, black cousin lol) along with, art, music, film and food.
Saturday, February 16th from 10am - 5pm join us at Bronx institution The Point CDC.
Special Guests and Speakers Include:
Karen Washington - a longtime Bronx resident, urban farmer, community garden advocate.
Nicole A. Taylor - Social Media Maven, radio host, activist, food culturist, educator.
Madea Allen - Community Chef, Private Cook, Good Food Advocate
Claudio Gonzalez - New York State Organic Farmer
Other treats include:
A youth led boxing demo from Omowale Adewale of REBEL Boxing Clinic.
Hip-hop sensation Atlas
Music Provided by
A raffle from Corbin Hill Farm. Win a CSA share or a basket of sustainably grown produce!!!
And the first three people to get a friend to register as a Community or Full supporter win one of my famous Banana and Cream Cakes.
There will also be a RAFFLE for a free CSA share and a veggie basket from Corbin Hill Farm.
So head on over to Eventbrite and register now, registration is filling up quickly! Spread the word. Become an INVESTOR in creating an alternative, inclusive food project.
Can't make it?
That's OK. Director of The Domino Effect, Megan Sperry we'll be holding down the video needs and streaming live from Livestream. Use this link on February 16th
LaDonna Redmond - Organizer, activist, reformer, urban farmer and entrepreneur.