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#EatWithMeYEG

July 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

Free

#EatWithMeYEG
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.

This week’s lunch focuses on supporting Black-owned and Black-led restaurants, chefs and organizations in Edmonton, now and always.

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:

Kyla Pascal of Nowhere Kitchen and Indigenous Climate Action

Junetta Jamerson of Black Women United

Sharif Haji of the Africa Centre

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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.

Afrobiz

Ash Does Food

Guide To Black-Owned Restaurants To Support In Edmonton – by Alanna Morton

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!

Africa Centre

The Come Up

Black Lives Matter YEG

Black Women United YEG

Ribbon Rouge Foundation

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.

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Virtual Online
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