It is hard to believe that I need to start thinking about Thanksgiving in October, but I do! Every year, for the past 23 years, I bring together friends, family and community, to prep and cook a Thanksgiving Feast for members of the River Fund Food Pantry in my home in Old Westbury. It is a huge endeavor, and it takes months of planning to bring it all together. The cooking starts on Saturday, November 18th, and continues until the morning of Tuesday, November 21st. The Feast is a Thanksgiving Luncheon in the park on that Tuesday for hundreds of people, and for members of the community living in shelters. If you are interested in participating in the preparations, please sign up for a shift on the attached doodle document. We look forward to cooking with our old friends and welcome any new friends who would like to join!
My guest this week on the Progressive Radio Network is Hartman Deetz, a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Mashpee, to talk about food and social justice issues, especially when it comes to our environment and land rights. Hartman is an activist and environmentalist, and worked with the Idle No More (INM) San Fransisco Bay Chapter, protesting the Glen Cove Development, the Keystone Pipeline, Kinder Morgan Pipeline and the Chevron Refinery. In 2014, Deetz was a part of the creation of the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks, which highlighted the connected struggles of 5 refineries and the communities they impact, along a 40 mile stretch of the San Francisco Bay. Deetz traveled to the 2014 People’s Climate March in New York City, and to Standing Rock in North Dakota. Deetz is also an educator, teaching 4 years in the Wampanoag language program, and as a teacher at Oakland’s Deecolonize Acadamy, which is an independent school focused on providing “quality, relevant and realistic education to black and brown youth.” In addition, Hartman has presented at various colleges and panels in 8 different states, and recently contributed to the book “Land Justice-Re-imagining Land, Food, and the Commons in the United States” Please join me on Thursday for what promises to be an eye opening discussion.
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