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Posted: to Community Newsletter on Fri, Oct 29, 2021
Updated: Wed, Nov 3, 2021
Join Stone Soup Café on Thursday, November 25th from 12 PM until 1:30 PM to share a hearty and delicious "Thanks Giving” meal!
Volunteer to prep and serve the meal! Spots are limited!! Sign up now at bit.ly/StoneSoupVolunteer.
The history of the traditional “Thanksgiving” holiday is deeply rooted in colonialism. The erasure of Native narratives contributes to the invisibility of Native people and issues.
By recognizing and sharing the true history of Thanksgiving (see links below!), we as a community can affirm the experiences of Native people and do a better job of tackling the systemic issues that they have faced (and continue to face) as a result.
At Stone Soup we are practicing "both/and" thinking -- BOTH the reality of the manufactured holiday that erases the violence against indigenous people AND the beauty and necessity of giving thanks and appreciating each other’s gifts as the harvest ends.
Every day at Stone Soup is a day of giving thanks. Let this particular day be a time to acknowledge, celebrate, and honor Indigenous resistance, while we share a delicious meal that welcomes everyone.
Check out these awesome articles to learn more about the truth behind Thanksgiving:
We successfully completed our 28-Day "Me and White Supremecy" book club and we want to keep going on this learning journey together! A few of us are planning our next book club opportunity. We will read "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X Kendi.
Interested in joining the book group? Add your name to this form: https://forms.gle/quzXasez9w9SKAbn7
If you're also interested in helping to facilitate or help manage the logistics of the book group, join us on Tues Nov 9th at 7:30pm to help us plan the deets!
Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87870317592?pwd=UDVYbnliWjJpQUxlSkFLanYwOHhuQT09
Meeting ID: 878 7031 7592
Last month our wonderful volunteer, Ester González, offered Spanish Hour -- an opportunity for folks to come together and speak Spanish with one another. We are hosting a second Spanish Hour on Saturday, November 13th from 12:30 - 1:30 PM at the Café, across the street from curbside pickup! Everyone interested in speaking Spanish is welcome to join and eat together.
Facebook event here: https://fb.me/e/1KaueDU1E
Any questions? Email estergonzmar [at] gmail.com,
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