Today we were lucky to have Lauren Samuelson from Alternatives 'Federal Credit Union join us to talk about financial opportunities- what our idea of success is, who is most easily afforded that success, what a hard working full time job leaves someone's life looking like depending on how high up they are in management, who makes the decisions on where money is allocated in a business and what factors in determining wealth are fair versus unfair. These are hard topics, but Lauren made them fun and engaging through a couple of activities and discussions.
Next, our very own Kirtrina Baxter (see above) spoke to us and showed some films about food justice. After giving a history of Black farmers, she showed the people's grocery video shown below which highlights People's Grocery, a nonprofit provider of fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income residents in West Oakland, California.
When Kirtrina's wonderfully informative talk was over, we welcomed Meredith Palmer back as our chef. She taught us how to make pizza on a grill using fresh ingredients. It was absolutely delicious!