“Traditional capitalism tells you to stomp on your competition, but there are alternatives to that. We built community without money or investors.”
It’s Brooklyn’s only Black-led, member owned and operated food co-op that centers low-to-moderate income communities in Central Brooklyn.
In a monthly column, Leah Kirts covers the work of queer organizers expanding food justice through mutual aid across New York City and beyond.
At Saturday’s Black Vegfest, entertainment, enrichment and amazing vegan food go hand in hand with critical thought and community engagement.
For Mercedes Golip of My Venezuelan Kitchen, food is the conduit through which she connects to a culture that she has been removed from for the last 12 years.
Equity at the Table helps eliminate the excuse of people who assign articles, hire staff and curate panels but “can’t find” writers of color, queer chefs or female bartenders.