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Food Day LA 2019
October 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
About this Event
Every year in late October across the country, thousands of Americans commemorate national Food Day by bringing diverse communities together to enjoy Good Food and push for improved food policies to end hunger, promote health, protect food workers and care for our environment.
This year, Food Day in Los Angeles takes place during CURRENT:LA FOOD, a month-long event produced by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs that features public art in city parks around the theme of food.
“Food for us comes from our relatives, whether they have wings or fins or roots. That is how we consider food. Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships.” Winona LaDuke, environmentalist and Indigenous activist.
Our theme this year will be CURRENTS OF FOOD: Changing Our Food System Through Art and Culture. Together at City Hall we will celebrate the various “CURRENTS” of food as art, culture and justice through art installations, performances and an interactive fair. Additionally, each City Councilmember will honor a “Good Food Champion” from their district who creatively brings food culture to life.
This year our Good Food Champions include:
- Council District 1: CultivaLA and Madres al Servicio de la Comunidad for Westlake Community Garden
- Council District 2: Harvest Moon Kitchen & Marketplaces
- Council District 3: Sugar Free Market
- Council District 4: BLVD Kitchen
- Council District 5: Vegan Glory
- Council District 6: TBD
- Council District 7: Jesus Connection Project
- Council District 8: Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen
- Council District 9: AFSC Roots for Peace and All People’s Community Center
- Council District 10: Black Women for Wellness
- Council District 11: TBD
- Council District 12: Rosies’s BBQ and Grillery
- Council District 13: Lupita’s Corner Market
- Council District 14: Sonoratown
- Council District 15: I Heart Wilmington Community Garden
10 AM: Food Day Presentation in City Council Chambers
11 AM – 2 PM: Art installations and performances from local artists, Interactive Information Tables by LAFPC Working Groups and partner organizations, and food trucks.
Featured artists include:
- Alexandra Carter
- Alicia Papanek
- Alyesha Wise
- Food Justice Freedom Choir
- Halina Cendry
- Heisue Chung-Matheu, SoYun Cho, and Grace Hwang
- Lakisha May
- Lincoln Heights Youth Arts Center
- Neelam Sharma
- Teresa Flores
11:30 AM – 12:30PM: Speaker program and performances.
Metro Directions to City Hall
1. Exit at Civic Center/Grand Park.
2. Walk down the stairs, through Grand Park.
3. When you get to Spring St., turn right toward 1st St. to arrive City Hall East.
1. Exit at the 1st St. Exit
2. Go North on Alameda and cross the street at Temple.
3. Take Temple to Main St.
4. Make a left down Main until you arrive at City Hall East.