Cornerstone Theater Company

Thursdays at the Table


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Join us for discussions with community members, organizations, activists, and students on hunger, food equity, and nutrition in our communities. We have a seat waiting for you at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools’ faculty lounge after every Thursday performance of Lunch Lady Courage. Students from Santee High School’s CAKE (Culinary Art Kids Eat) program will be cooking up some tasty desserts for everyone to enjoy! All events are general admission and free!

ThursdaysAtTable Gardens

Watch the video of the talk here

What Gardens Teach Us – 3.21.13
Meet with community organizers working to bring gardens to schools in Los Angeles. Learn how some schools are adopting school gardens and gardening programs on their campuses and the impact this is having on their students and school community.

· Julia Cotts- Garden School Foundation
· Sandra Luna- Crenshaw High School Garden
· Laura Botzong- Enrich LA
· Mud Baron- Muir Ranch

ThursdaysAtTable Grow

Grow it Yourself – 3.28.13
Join us for a conversation with organizations that have transformed the variety of foods available in their communities. These change makers have created spaces and programs that offer healthful, nutritious, and homegrown food for our communities. Let’s talk about how this is possible for your community.

· Bahni Turpin- SoLA Food Co-op
· Rishi Kumar- The Growing Home
· Alberto Tlatoa- South Central Farmers

ThursdaysAtTable Comm

Our Communities, Our Nutrition Social Enterprise Alliance – Sat. 3.30.13

· Bahni Turpin- SoLa Food Co-op
· Frank Tamborello- Hunger Action LA, Market Match
· Mike Blockstein-Public Matters
· Community Services Unlimited

Note: This event is on a Saturday

ThursdaysAtTable Cooking

Cooking for the Community – 4.4.13
Join us for a conversation with chefs and organizations using culinary arts as a tool for change. They know that changing our relationship with food starts in the kitchen. Let’s explore how these programs are changing the lives of our students and communities.

· Chef Lisbeth Caiaffa- CAKE (Culinary Art Kids Eat)
· Chef Paty Zarate- Homegirl Cafe
· Priscilla Parga- Downtown Women’s Center
· Community Services Unlimited

ThursdaysAtTable Equity

Food Equity in the Land of Plenty – 4.11.13
Some parts of Los Angeles are considered ‘food deserts.’ What is ‘healthful food’ and is it accessible to everyone? Join us at the table for a conversation about food equity in Los Angeles.

· Clare Fox- Los Angeles Food Policy Council
· Rudy Espinoza- Leadership For Urban Renewal Now
· RootDown LA

Contact Daniel Penilla for more info about Thursdays at the Table.