Fundraiser: Fannie Lou Hamer Legacy Celebration

10/07/2015 4:00 pm

You are cordially invited to attend the Project New Village 5th Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Legacy Celebration

Celebration Features:
Tribute to the Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a Forerunner in the Food Justice Movement
2015 Project New Village Food Equity Awards
Food Stations and Passed Bites in the Style of Chef Bryant Terry
Cultural Expressions from Local Artists

Our Celebrity Guest:
Chef Bryant Terry
Renowned Eco-Chef, Food Justice Activist and Author
Bryant Terry is a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. He is currently the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and All Things Considered among many other publications.

Bryant’s fourth book, Afro Vegan was published by Ten Speed Press/Random House in April 2014. Just 2 months after publication, Afro-Vegan was named by as one of the best cookbooks of 2014. In December it was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work category.

Known for his bold use of spices and cooking techniques, which add a depth of flavor to fresh produce, Bryant will prepare tasty samples and share his perspective on nutrition and wellness, sustainable eating, and food justice.

Proceeds benefit Project New Village. The mission of Project New Village is to collaborate with organizations and individuals to promote personal, community and communal wellness in Southeastern San Diego.