August 22, 2017
101st BIRTHDAY GALA: PROJECT NEW VILLAGE HOLDS IT’S 8th ANNUAL FANNIE LOU HAMER LEGACY CELEBRATION AND FUND RAISER
This year’s event marks the 101st Birthday for Mrs. Hamer and we plan to do it right on Thursday, October 4th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at the Educational Cultural Complex (4343 Ocean View Blvd., San Diego CA). We will honor the life, legacy and lessons of Fannie Lou Hamer, civil and human rights leader and food justice pioneer while enjoying the locally sourced cuisine and culture.
This event as in previous years will celebrate the intersection of farming, health, activism, art, and education; and will honor local “heroes and sheroes” helping Project New Village make a difference for foodscape of
Southeastern San Diego (SESD).
Celebrating Activism, we will feature
The Fannie Lou Hamer Legacy Exhibition Gallery
Food insecurity resistance programs
In collaboration with the San Diego Food System Alliance, we will share current food justice victories championed by activists and political leaders
We are celebrating with Artistry featuring
A marketplace where local artisans and educators share their talents and wares
On stage performances featuring a mix of talented local artists coordinated by the muse Salon Collaborative, a non-profit organization that supports artists and cultural activities that expand the narrative in society through community dialogue, collaborative productions and creative consultancies
An exquisite culinary experience prepared by Kitchens for Good, a social enterprise that provides culinary job training for the unemployed and healthy meals for those that need it most; and coordinated food presentations /contributions from local school culinary programs, local food growers and other local food businesses
Tickets are $50 and in observance of Mrs. Hamer’s 101st Birthday… we invite everyone to join the Fannie Lou Hamer San Diego Centennial Club! Make a one-time donation of $100 to help us continue her legacy of social justice and economic development through the work of Project New Village. Members of the Fannie Lou Hamer San Diego Centennial Club will receive an event ticket, a commemorative event poster suitable for framing and public recognition of your support. Fannie Lou Hamer San Diego Centennial Club
For further sponsorship opportunities please click here to download our Fannie Lou Hamer Sponsorship Form.
Members as of 8-17- 2017:
R. Daniel Hernandez
N. Diane Moss
Faulu A. Mcduffie
Wanda L. Rogers