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Thursday, June 16 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
BIL AFIYA: A Collective Culinary Experience Network Gathering

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The first Iraqi Transnational Collective gathering is taking place at the AMC this year and in honor of this exciting moment, they are collaborating with AMC organizers on a dinner for the entire AMC community on Saturday, June 18. This is a dinner to celebrate the connections we’re cultivating and to eat delicious, fresh food prepared by AMC participants with recipes from Iraq and ingredients from Earthworks Urban Farm and other Detroit sources.

The Iraqi Transnational Collective is a newly formed network of Iraqis from all over the world, working towards an equal and just Iraq free of oppression.

Led by Ora Wise (chef of Harvest & Revel, Brooklyn) and Sara Ahmad (ITC member & writer of Add a Little Lemon blog, LA), the process of preparing the meal will be a collective learning and cooperative work experience. We are moving closer to our goals of integrating more just and creative food into the AMC, understanding that how we cook and eat determine so much about how we interact with the planet and each other.  Being a part of this process will involve actual preparation of the meal we will present on Saturday.  

This network gathering will also include a tour to a local farm where we will pick up some of our ingredients for the meal as well as a kitchen orientation to acclimate ourselves with the kitchen and work we'll be doing.

it takes a village to feed a village.
We have morning and afternoon shifts available both Friday and Saturday. (Shifts are 4 hours)

Ideally people interested in joining the Bil Afiya team will be able to attend the Thursday sessions but even if not, sign up for a shift or two in the kitchen or to help serve and clean up the meal!

To sign up email: orawise@gmail.com

Thursday June 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Student Center: Conference Room 384
  • Hashtag #BilAfiya