COOK SPACE FRIDAY FEELS | "The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources–because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples."
Wednesday was World Refugee Day. This past year, over 2.9 million people became asylum seekers and there are now more displaced people across the globe than ever before. Over the past several weeks, we've been confronted head on with the horrifying truth of the inhumanity displayed towards families attempting to make their way across US borders. To try to capture the breadth of these injustices here would be impossible, but what is clear to all (save one, apparently) is that this extends well beyond political divisions on Immigration policy.
This is a human rights issue.
If we can take solace in one thing, it is the unfailing capacity of the collective civilian force to affect change in the face of political injustice. From the individual to the collective, people are making their outrage heard and working together to support and reunite the families affected.
We implore you to do what you can, big or small, and help end family separation.
"No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land" - Warsan Shire
WHERE WE’RE MARCHING
THE GROUPS WE’RE SUPPORTING
These critical organizations working to protect kids separated by their families by ICE
WHO WE’RE CALLING
Our representatives, to put a halt to Speaker Ryan’s anti-immigration bill
conversations from our kitchen . . .
THE CHANGE WE’RE STILL WAITING FOR
When the playing field for female chefs is finally even
THE TREND WE’RE QUESTIONING
Whether food prep is taking the joy and spontaneity out of cooking
THE BILL WE’RE BACKING
WHERE WE’RE DANCING
THE CREATIVE APPROACH WE’RE CELEBRATING
THE WORKS WE’RE CELEBRATING
Those of Firelei Baez, whose latest exhibition, now on display at the Schomberg Center in Harlem, draws inspiration from women of color throughout history.
THE WORDS WE’RE PREACHING
Those of Clare Smyth, who, despite accepting her title of this year’s “Best Female Chef”with her telltale grace, maintains that she would “love to see very soon that we don’t need gender specific awards…”
WHERE WE’RE PEEKING BEHIND THE CURTAIN
At Craft, Tom Colicchio’s flagship restaurant, where we find much beauty in the back of house hustle
T H E C O O K S P A C E C R E W