Join us for a talk + Q&A focusing on food insecurity and food sovereignty. We'll be thinking of climate and climate justice through a local, food justice perspective; Tonii Hicks, director of food and creative events at People's Kitchen, in conversation with Kelly Writers House assistant to the faculty director and sustainability coordinator Lily Applebaum, will elaborate on food insecurity through the lens of the mutual aid, cooking, vacant lot clean-up and gardening, and neighborhood outreach that People's Kitchen is currently doing in south and southwest Philadelphia. Every weekday, People's Kitchen uses the commercial kitchen at El Compadre in the Italian Market to cook 200+ free and nourishing meals for distribution around the city, often using ingredients stocked from their neighborhood gardens. People's Kitchen was started by Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller of South Philly Barbacoa, in partnership with World Central Kitchen and 215 People's Alliance. Learn more about their work on Instagram @peopleskitchenphilly!
This event will take place rain or shine in the covered garden area at Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk. Registration is required. Masks must be worn inside the Kelly Writers House when using the restroom and at all other times, regardless of vaccination status. If you are experiencing any potential COVID symptoms, please enjoy the program from home via the YouTube livestream, or plan to watch the recording at a later date.