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Women of Color Cook Eat & Talk: How White Allies Can Help Undo Racism

Thursday, February 11, 2016

6 to 8 p.m.

Lower Level Fellowship Hall

Sherman Street Church

1000 Sherman St. SE1
Grand Rapids MI 49507

Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is merging two of its mainstay event series, Cook, Eat & Talk and Women of Color Convenings into one series offered quarterly during 2016. Women of Color Cook, Eat & Talk kicks off with an exciting program facilitated by two veterans of the Civil Rights era who remain very active in their own fields today. The event organizers invite any and all community members to enjoy what is bound to be an empowering evening. Lila Cabbil worked alongside Rosa Parks as the program director in the organization founded by Mrs. Parks to honor her husband (an activist), The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute. She has worked in the tradition of Mrs. Parks for more than 40 years, and is now President Emeritus of the Institute. Lila was born in Durham, North Carolina and raised in Detroit. She continues to work for racial justice, environmental justice, water rights and food justice in Detroit. Lila co-edited the book, Accountability and White Anti-racist Organizing, which was published in 2010. Barbara Roos traveled to the South in the ‘60s to stand with African Americans working for civil rights, specifically voting rights. A filmmaker, she helped document the times, with the hope that the local people involved would be able to learn to create their own media. She joined academia from an award-winning career in public broadcasting, both television and radio. She founded Grand Valley State University's Film & Video Program, where she was a professor until just last year. Barbara currently facilitates a script writing workshop through the WKTV Digital Cinema Guild. Before the dialogue, OKT cooking coaches will demo a healthy recipe for sampling. Following the dialogue, OKT invites participants to remain for a session of Yoga Nidra, a relaxation practice offering deep rest and opportunity to set deep intentions as we work to create a better world together.

Event Type: Lectures 

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