As families and friends prepare to come together on Thursday, many Indigenous people in the US consider it a Day of Mourning. Instead of celebrating the genocide and erasure of Indigenous people in this country, we can instead seek better understand traditions rooted in community and nourishment (there are countless examples of local peace economies).
In the essence of the origin of the potluck, last night’s gathering was last minute. Together with friends, local organizers, and CODEPINK staff, everyone brought a dish either prepared after cleaning out their cabinets before traveling for the week or prepared one of their staple dishes that was fast and easy. As someone who takes photos of food constantly, I somehow didn’t get around to it last night, but I did manage to get a CODEPINK DC staff photo and some of the hearts folks filled out!
Instead of war, Ennedith, Sam and Kat want us to invest in:
Thinking of hosting a potluck for peace and/or a Congress Calling Party? Check out how on Cut The Pentagon resources page!