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Women of Color Cook Eat & Talk: How white allies can help undo racism

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Women of Color Cook, Eat & Talk kicks off with an exciting program facilitated by two veterans of the Civil Rights movement. Lila Cabbil worked alongside Rosa Parks for 40+ years. Barbara Roos traveled to the South in the ‘60s to stand with African Americans working for civil rights.


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

6 – 8 p.m. Thursday Feb. 11

Sherman Street Church,
1000 Sherman St. SE 49507

Healthy foods cooking demo, dialogue and relaxation session. 

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.
The evening will start out with a healthy foods cooking demo with OKT cooking coaches. 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.

Our Kitchen Table presents its event at no cost to community members thanks to a grant from the W K Kellogg Foundation, which has again been renewed for the 2016 calendar year. 

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