People's Grocery is celebrating Black History, honoring our past, inviting YOU to grow with us...and calling it a party!
On Friday evening, Feb 27 at 6:30 pm at California Hotel (San Pablo and 35th St); come gather in community to learn from the wisdom of our shared history. Howard Moore, Jr. - noted civil rights leader and lawyer - will moderate a panel discussion on the value of lessons learned for the work in the days to come. Panelists - including local heroes Carl A. Anthony, David Roach, and Gail Myers - will inspire us to get growing, empowering our people...all of us!
And then, we'll dance! In the ballroom of the historic California Hotel on the San Pablo Corridor, we promise funky music to inspire getting your family friendly groove on. Expect special delights like a blessing of song by Amikaeyla, delicious sampler plates of food crafted by People's Grocery fellows, a raffle, T-shirts and our outside garden twinkling beautifully.
This event is a friend AND fundraiser! We want everyone to come. Donations of any size will be gratefully accepted at the door.
Saturday - from 10 am - 2 pm at California Hotel Garden & Greenhouse (San Pablo and 35th St) is a day in the garden to love our children (and chickens) and grow our future. Expect garden activities, storytellers and some drumming. Help plant our new herb spiral and bury a time capsule! Along Chestnut Street, farmers and makers will inspire your health and wellness with food, produce, art and info.
Our vision is evolving as the global conversation around food access strengthens. At People’s Grocery, our feet are firmly planted in the soil, but we have big dreams. The future of our community – and the world – is at stake, if a healthy, sustainable, and equitable food system does not flourish to provide for our children and generations ahead. The food justice movement needs community-driven organizations that focus on forward-thinking strategies, proactively shape national dialogue, create spaces to cultivate grassroots leadership, implement replicable local programming, and advocate with a racial justice lens. We continue to work diligently to develop asset-based solutions, and to refine our programs to ensure they are economically viable and easily replicable. With our solid history, expertise and reputation, People’s Grocery is singularly positioned to spearhead national efforts. We have a wealth of knowledge, support, and asset-driven solutions. Our roots run deep!
By assisting with our efforts, you can expedite the pace of transformation within the food justice movement at a critical time in its development. Together, we can help create lasting socioeconomic change and build a stronger nation.