Please join us!
Please join us!
What Does Our Southeast Neighborhoods’ Food System Look Like?
Have you heard people call our southeast side neighborhoods a food desert? Do you know why this is not a true picture of our foodscape? Let’s share information and insights that can help us discover how to create better access to healthy foods in our neighborhoods. OKT’s executive director, Lisa Oliver-King, will facilitate the dialogue. Our cooking coach, Ms. Toni Scott, will prepare and serve nutritious (delicious!) refreshments for this free event–succotash and ginger bubbly tea. Recipes available to take home!
Celebrate Minority Health Month!
Women of Color Convening
6 – 8 p.m. Apr. 16
Brown Hutcherson Ministries
618 Jefferson SE 49503
Join OKT for a dialogue about “The Health Status of Grand Rapids Southeast Neighborhoods.” Did you know that the African American women living in Grand Rapids southeast neighborhoods eat more fruits and vegetables than other women living in the rest of Kent County? Nutrition smarts is something take pride in … but how is our urban environment truly impacting our overall health? Let’s share information and stories that can help us discover how to create improved wellness for our families and neighbors. OKT’s executive director, Lisa Oliver-King will facilitate the dialogue. Our cooking coaches will prepare and serve nutritious (delicious!) refreshments for this free event.
OKT team member, Lottie Spady, captured the essence of the evening’s dialogue in this video short.
Last night’s 2nd Women of Color Convening laid the foundation for important dialogue about food justice. The community members present shared their keen insights into the current food system’s role in denying people of color equal access to healthy foods, hence, promoting under-nutrition and disease in their communities. Facilitator, Lila Cabbil, president emeritus, Rosa Parks Institute, guided the dialogue. These kinds of conversations are evidence that change is not merely coming, it is already here.
” I really enjoyed the OKT’s Women of Color /Food Justice event last night. I am excited about all that I learned and I’m anxious to attend more events. I am still sharing the information I learned.” Gloria, attendee
Our Kitchen Table
invites you to the
2nd Women of Color
6 – 9 p.m.,
Thursday, May 29,
Madison Square Church
1441 SE Madison Avenue,
Grand Rapids, MI 49507.
Cooking demo and dialogue on food justice facilitated by Lila Cabbil, president emeritus of the Rosa Parks Institute .
WAIT! Does that say “VEGAN”? I’m not vegan! No worries! Good cooking and good eating involve many different preparation methods! With diet-related diseases increasing in our communities, vegetarian and vegan options–even some of the time–can help us make meals healthier for ourselves and our families.