Comida es Medicina
Aug
11
to Nov 2

Comida es Medicina

Comida es Medicina considers the topic of food justice from Latinx, Chicanx, Central American, indigenous, and immigrant perspectives. This group exhibition contests white supremacy by uplifting the knowledge, traditions, and practices of immigrant and indigenous members of our communities in relation to food, ancestral knowledge, and respect for Mother Earth.

PKC is honored to have its Kitchen Remedies project included among many amazing artists. Stop by and contribute to our growing collection of remedies. We’ll be at the closing on November 2nd, Día de los Muertos, with a few remedies and offerings of our own.

Galería de la Raza is an interdisciplinary Chicano/Latino space for art, thought, and activism in San Francisco, CA.

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PKC's Free Breakfast Program at Life is Living
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

PKC's Free Breakfast Program at Life is Living

Join the People's Kitchen Collective for our annual tradition inspired by the Black Panther Party for Self Defense and their Survival Programs. We'll be serving a hot, delicious, and nutritious breakfast of grits and greens, free to the community. This meal is a part of the annual Life is Living festival presented by Youth Speaks!

Video from 2016 Life is Living

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To the STREETS!
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

To the STREETS!

People's Kitchen Collective is taking it to the STREETS with a historic FREE community meal for 500 people through the streets of West Oakland.

Free community tickets here will be made available to the public here on a first-come basis. You currently need a code to RSVP. *Advance ticket is required to attend this free event.

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Read here for more background on STREETS!

In observance of Ramadan, tables will be available for those who are fasting.  We will package a meal for you to take with you at the end of the event.

STREETS! is a meal for 500 people in celebration of resilience in West Oakland. People’s Kitchen Collective is collaborating with artists, musicians, performers, and social justice organizations to host tables and facilitate conversations about cultural preservation, movement building, and self-determination. This is a reclaiming of the commons, of the streets that are rapidly being disconnected from their history through gentrification. Here, we will eat at the intersection of food, art, and justice. Inspired by the legacy of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense and their Free Breakfast Program and the family meals at Yuri Kochiyama's home that brought radical minds together, this is how we feed a revolution.

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To the TABLE
Feb
4
12:00 PM12:00

To the TABLE

TO THE TABLE” is a meal in remembrance of the signing of Executive Order 9066. We center the memories of Japanese Americans as it connects to our resistance today. This meal is also a celebration of continued solidarity between communities of color, specifically Asian American, AMEMSA, Black, Latinx, and undocumented peoples. TO THE TABLE is open to everyone invested in resisting borders and walls, xenophobic immigration policies, incarceration, racism, and the erasure of our cultures.

Community partners include J-Sei, The Nikkei Resisters, the Arab Resource Organizing Center (AROC), and activist Flora Ninomiya.

With collaborators Marvin K. White, La Pelanga, Misha Abbas, Jun Hamamoto and the San Quentin Prison Origami Class and many more.

This is the third in our four-part series from the FARM, to the KITCHEN, to the TABLE, to the STREETS!

TABLE will be held in West Oakland. Sliding scale tickets have sold out. Thank you for your overwhelming response! Join our mailing list and stay tuned to our social media for upcoming events. Please inquire to eat@peopleskitchencollective.com if you have questions about mobility/accessibility at the event.

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Community Potluck at J-Sei ***EVENT AT CAPACITY***
Jan
21
12:00 PM12:00

Community Potluck at J-Sei ***EVENT AT CAPACITY***

Please note that if you have not already RSVP'd the event is at capacity! Please join us at a future event. Contact eat@peopleskitchencollective.com if you have any questions.

Hosted by J-Sei, a Nikkei community center, this potluck is inspired by Japanese American stories of adaptation, survival and a desire to commemorate Executive Order 9066 as it connects to our current administration's actions. The People’s Kitchen Collective will be presenting their work and also want to hear your food memories. These stories will be gathered and shared at our upcoming community meal February 4th, Come to the Table. This event centers the voices and experiences of the Bay Areas intergenerational Japanese American community and is open to all.

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Feeding the Resistance
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Feeding the Resistance

Feed the Resistance SF Book Launch Party

Panel Discussion, Reception, and Signing

Join MoAD’s Chef-in-Residence for an afternoon of stimulating conversation, calls to action, and delicious food in celebration of Feed the Resistance, the practical and inspiring handbook for political activism–with recipes. Julia Turshen, the author of the book, will lead a conversation with several local contributors discussing ways in which we all can spark the revolution in our kitchens and support progressive social justice movements as consumers, community members, and citizens. The conversation will be followed by a reception and book signing featuring food from several beloved Bay Area chefs and food entrepreneurs.

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PKC's Free Breakfast Program at the 10th Anniversary of Life is Living
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

PKC's Free Breakfast Program at the 10th Anniversary of Life is Living

  • DeFremery | 'Lil Bobby Hutton Park (map)
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Join the People's Kitchen Collective for our annual tradition inspired by the Black Panther Party for Self Defense and their Survival Programs. We'll be serving a hot, delicious, and nutritious breakfast of grits and greens, free to the community. This year marks the 10th annual Life is Living festival presented by Youth Speaks! and the 51st Anniversary of the Black Panther Party.

Video from 2016 Life is Living

General information about the festival here. We'll be in the park on 18th St. closest to Adeline St. from 10am-12pm.

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Passing it On: Other Feminist Futures
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Passing it On: Other Feminist Futures

Inspired by the Kochiyama family’s tradition of radical hospitality, AAWAA reflects on Yuri’s legacy and how we can build on her leadership model fueled by compassion, openness to learning from others, deep commitment to building solidarity between communities and tireless dedication to doing the ordinary, often undervalued everyday work necessary to create social change. What world do we want to build together and how can we nurture, sustain and inspire each other in the process? Topics will also include: building Black and Asian solidarity, intersectional activism, and intergenerational knowledge sharing.

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"From the Farm..."
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

"From the Farm..."

Join us on April 1 for the first meal in our series from the FARM, to the KITCHEN, to the TABLE, to the STREETS. In this meal, we'll asking participants to reflect on their connection to the farm. How have our peoples used farming and land to create home in the face of displacement? "From the FARM" will bring together farmers, artists, chefs, and activists to connect politics, history, art and food. Collaborators include Namu Farm, Shooting Star Botanicals, Marvin K. White, and many others.  Get Your Tix Here: http://pkcfromthefarm.bpt.me/

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A CELEBRATION OF FOOD JUSTICE ACTIVISM FROM THE 1960S TO NOW In Honor of the Free Breakfast Program for Children
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

A CELEBRATION OF FOOD JUSTICE ACTIVISM FROM THE 1960S TO NOW In Honor of the Free Breakfast Program for Children

  • Museum of the African Diaspora (map)
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Join MoAD’s Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry for a morning celebrating the Free Breakfast for Children program started by the Black Panther Party in 1969 and the contemporary food justice work inspired by that program. People's Kitchen Collective will be in community with former Black Panther Party members, activists, and local food producers.

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson x People's Kitchen Collective
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Chef Marcus Samuelsson x People's Kitchen Collective

We are hosting an intimate meal with award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson on October 21 at ALENA Studios and we want you to join us at the table. Thanks to an introduction from Chef-Activst, and dear friend Bryant Terry, we will be working with Chef Samuelsson to prepare a family style menu for 50 people based on his new book "The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem."

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Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

Decolonizing Foodways at SAEA

  • University of California at Santa Cruz (map)
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Join the People's Kitchen Collective and Sariwa! as we decolonize foodways at the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association's National Conference at UC Santa Cruz.

Together with Sariwa! we are creating a fresh menu of locally grown ingredients from around the world. These combined histories and flavors reveal the power of food as a tool for decolonization and activist work.

Panelists include:

  • Catriona Rueda Esquibel, Co-author of Decolonize Your Diet, moderator
  • Ron Reed, Co-Founder, Karuk-UC Berkeley Collaborative; Cultural Biologist, Karuk Tribe
  • Gail Myers, Agri-Cultural Anthropologist and Co-Founder of non-profit Farms to Grow, Inc.

Conference registration is accessibly priced and available here.

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Food From Across Africa. Book Launch at The MoAD with The Groundnut
Jun
18
2:00 PM14:00

Food From Across Africa. Book Launch at The MoAD with The Groundnut

Food From Across Africa at The MoAD

The Museum of the African Diaspora, along with Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry, will host a discussion, reception, and book signing for The Groundnut. This collective of three mixed African European chefs. will be sharing their new cookbook Food From Across Africa. This book is a beautiful collection of meals inspired by the staples, flavors, and classic dishes of East and West Africa.

Admission includes a hardcover copy of The Groundnut's new cookbook Food from Across Africa along with sips and bites inspired by recipes in the book and prepared by The People's Kitchen Collective. 

Tickets for the event are available here.

 

 Tickets at groundnutmoad.eventbrite.com

Tickets at groundnutmoad.eventbrite.com

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People's Kitchen Collective Dinner ft. The Groundnut
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

People's Kitchen Collective Dinner ft. The Groundnut

The People's Kitchen Collective is inviting The Groundnut chefs to join us in the kitchen to co-create a menu of our favorite dishes from the African diaspora for a special pop-up dinner at the Alena artist studios in West Oakland. 

In true PKC form, diners will be seated at long family style tables and the menu will all be served and shared family style. The multi-course menu will be a collaboration between the chefs of the People's Kitchen Collective and The Groundnut. Expect a meal that is long, filling and excitingly new. The night is going to be filled with music and celebration and a whole lot of creativity coming out of our kitchen collaboration! Get your tickets here!

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For Freedoms
May
31
10:00 PM22:00

For Freedoms

People's Kitchen Collective will be sampling a Kitchen Remedy to heal everything fromupset stomach to white supremacy at the opening reception of For Freedoms. As the first artist-run super PAC, For Freedoms uses art to inspire deeper political engagement for citizens who want to have a greater impact on the American political landscape.

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Crosslines 2016, Smithsonian APAC
May
28
to May 29

Crosslines 2016, Smithsonian APAC

  • Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building (map)
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Kitchen Remedies

The People's Kitchen Collective presents Kitchen Remedies at Crosslines 2016 with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific America Center. Join us in decolonizing medicine and reconnecting traditional healing practices rooted in kitchen wisdom. With remedies ranging from upset stomach to white supremacy, we've been gathering stories of healing from around the world. Visit us in D.C. to share your Kitchen Remedies in this very special project at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building. For more information, please click here.

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