Stories for Change: Food Justice Edition - Episode 1
Recording from Sept. 1, 2021 - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Change the story, change the world. Join us for an experiment in empathy. Two women step up to the stage for the first time to tell their own story. Each of these two thought-provoking and entertaining performances will reveal a side of our food system we rarely hear. Demi Mohamed and Sara Hernandez have lived and worked as essential food workers in DC- witnessing and servicing a rapidly gentrifying city and a food system that is increasingly designed for the wealthy. Step into their shoes. They will both be on-hand after the performance to share more about their perspectives. Supported by The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) Seven community members took a leap and accepted our invitation to learn the craft of storytelling and to tell their truths on stage. Through their eyes we will look at a side of our food system we rarely see -- the struggles and triumphs of everyday people trying to eat healthily, grow sustainably, and cook with passion in Greater Washington DC. Coached and directed by a Grand Slam Champion of the Moth DC, Phill Branch, these stories are sure to entertain as much as they challenge the status quo. Individual performances were recorded and will be featured in a series of three virtual programs as well as a professionally produced podcast.