Soul'd Roots supports justice for all

At 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, "Soul'd Roots: A Food & Media Justice Institute," hosts a Community Eat-in and Food Politics Talkback with an impressive roster of panelists, including Oakland-based eco-chef, food justice activist and author Bryant Terry, who'll be on hand to sign his new book, Vegan Soul Kitchen

Terry, along with Mercury Cafe chef-owner Marilyn Megenity; Root Down exec chef Ryan Leinonen; Shannon Francis, agricultural director at Woodbine Ecology Center in Salida; and Faatma Mehrmanesh, who operates Denver's Solar Supper Club, will address everything from traditional/cultural food habits and urban foodways to new ideas for community-based food systems and the physical health concerns plaguing families and communities of color. 

The discussion also includes a family-style supper (vegan, vegetarian and meat-based options are available), and since this is an organization committed to the sustainable movement of food, guests are asked to bring their own plates, bowls, cups and silverware. Tickets are priced according to a sliding scale ($7-10); the event is being held at Park Hill United Methodist Church, located at 5209 Montview Boulevard. More info is available at www.soul-droots.org.

The Community Eat-in is the culmination of three days of events, which start Friday, March 13, from 6-8:30 p.m. with a "Take Back the Land" wine and cheese fundraier with immigrant rights/land justice activist Max Rameau. There's a suggested $20 donation for the benefit for Sisters of Colorado United for Education, at 2895 West Eighth Avenue.

And from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, there will be a "Protest, Brutality & Ink" activist panel and booksigning at the Solar Cafe and Community Space, 2615 Welton Street. For more information, go to www.soul-droots.org.

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