IRC's Event Food Stories: From Burma to the Bay this Monday!
On Monday, October 28th, the IRC’s Generation Rescue Bay Area Chapter will hold its second annual event. The special evening features special guest chefs partnering with local refugee farmers from the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) New Roots Farm Program to create tasting stations of food inspired by the refugees’ home countries. Event activities will focus on unique food offerings and include a short speaking program to learn more about the work of the IRC from the refugees we work with and IRC’s new Executive Director Mona Masri.
What: Food Stories, From Burma to the Bay
Where: ROE, 651 Howard St San Francisco, CA 94105
When: Monday, October 28, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT); VIP Reception from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Proceeds from this event will support the work of the IRC in Northern California and help provide urgent assistance to refugees who have been granted sanctuary in the United States to begin their lives anew in the Bay Area.
Additional Event Details:
APPEARANCE AND SPECIAL FOOD OFFERINGS BY:
Greg Dunmore, Chef and Owner, Nojo
Eskender Aseged, Chef and Owner, Radio Africa & Kitchen
Meheria Maleh, Afghan refugee and Home Chef
Alicia Villanueva, Chef and Owner, Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas
The Pearson Foundation
Music by djreidspice
With Special Thanks to: Threads 4 Thought, Suja, CREAM, Laforte Wines, Pacific Wine and Spirits, La Cocina, and the GenR Leadership Committee
GenR (Generation Rescue) is a dynamic, diverse group of young professionals who have joined forces to advance the humanitarian work of the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
Inspired, informed and influential, GenR members focus their collective energy to engage their communities in support of the IRC through advocacy, education and a range of networking and fundraising activities. A force for change, we are GenR.
GenR Bay Area 2013 Leadership Committee:
Tiffani Brownley Meijer