Slow Food East Bay is holding an event to raise money for The Farmers Guild North Bay Just & Resilient Future Fire Relief Fund and UndocuFund (created in part by Graton Day Labor Center.
Sunday, December 3rd from 6-9pm
Bauman College on University Ave in Berkeley
Sliding Scale Tickets: $35 – $1,000
Our goals for the evening are, first and foremost, to raise money for those in the agricultural community affected by the North Bay fires. I want to be sure that funds get directly to those that lost property, crops, jobs and income.
But just as importantly, we’d like to use the evening to raise awareness of the importance of labor for that agriculture system to survive. Many immigrant laborers lost jobs and homes during the fires and then faced issues of where to go amongst fears of ICE and documentation. Many left the area, which will exacerbate the labor issues already facing farmers and farms. Even prior to the fires, immigration and documentation issues had made it harder for farmers to find labor due to fear, misunderstandings and mixed signals among the immigrant community.
We, as eaters, need to support our farmers. And in turn, through our support, the farmers can help the immigrant communities stay safe and thrive. And that will keep our food system strong!
Ticket link coming soon!