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July 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDTFree
Black Canadian Business Edition
July 22 12:00 p.m.
This week’s lunch focuses on supporting Black-owned business, chefs, and organizations in #YEG. In the spirit of gathering with friends over food and conversation, we’ll grab a bite to eat and check-in.
About this Event
This week’s lunch focuses on supporting Black-owned and Black-led restaurants, chefs and organizations in Edmonton, now and always. In the spirit of gathering with friends over food and conversation, we’ll grab a bite to eat and check-in.
What are you eating for lunch? How are you doing?
What are you noticing?
How can we support Black lives, life and livelihoods in YEG?
What does a just and anti-racist food system look like in this city?
We’ll be joined by friends, food justice advocates and community-builders including:
Junetta Jamerson of Black Women United
Sharif Haji of the Africa Centre
WHAT: #EatWithMeYEG is a virtual lunch that supports local businesses and helps us stay connected with each other and our communities during social distancing times.
WHEN: July 22, 12-1 pm.
WHERE: Over the phone and virtual. Join details will be sent after registration
WHY: On March 18 we launched our first virtual lunch — the YEG Chinatown Take-Out Edition. We were inspired by the #IWillEatWithYou movement, started by the Australian community action organization GetUp! to support businesses and restaurants affected by racism and xenophobia resulting from COVID-19. We were also inspired by our friends in Vancouver who organized a similar event in their Chinatown on March 13.
HOW: Order take-out or delivery from your favourite Black-owned local restaurant in YEG. A few lists for inspiration.
Other ideas? Please share!
2) If you’d rather donate to a local organization instead of order food, here are a few suggestions of those who are supporting Black community members and fighting racism. Or just join us for the chat. Do what makes sense for you!
You can also support Black artists and creators (see a list of Black and Indigenous artists and arts organizations from the Edmonton Arts Council).
Do you have other ideas? Please share!
Click on the Zoom link to gather virtually for lunch and a discussion, drop in anytime between 12-1pm. The Zoom link and dial-in info will be emailed to you before the event, so keep an eye out in your inbox!
*This edition of #EatWithMeYEG is supported by the Roundhouse, a coworking space located within the MacEwan University with a mission to bring together and inspire a community of changemakers and innovators.
Stay tuned for other editions in the coming weeks to support businesses and restaurants in other parts of Edmonton. Or feel free to host one yourself! Let us know how we can help to support.
- July 22, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT
- Event Categories:
- Entrepreneurs, Food, Leadership, LifeStyle, Living, Networking, Small Business, Social Innovation, Sustainability, Webinar
- Event Tags:
- BlackLivesMatter, Communities, culture, Food, Networking
- RoundHouse MacEwan University
- Virtual Online