An old community organizing mantra goes something like this:
Give them food, and they will come.
This worked in social-work pioneer Jane Addams‘ time, as she promoted women’s rights, children’s well-being, and mediated labor disputes in Chicago at one of the nations first settlement houses. And now it’s back in vogue, and again thriving at the Hull House:
Hull-House Kitchen: Rethinking Soup
Residents’ Dining Hall
800 S. Halsted St., Chicago
(donations from $.01 to $1,000,000 gladly accepted)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The Hull-House Kitchen will reopen on Tuesday, August 19th for Rethinking Soup from noon to 1:30. We hope you will come and find out what your fellow community members have been up to during the hiatus.
The day’s program will include a special listening session with short audio-docs about food and other enticing subjects chosen with help from Third Coast International Audio Festival.
Gather every Tuesday to eat delicious, healthy soup and have fresh, organic conversation about many of the urgent social, cultural, economic, and environmental food issues facing us all.
Please join us in the historic Residents’ Dining Hall, where Upton Sinclair, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B.DuBois, Gertrude Stein and other important social reformers met to share meals and ideals, debate one another, and conspire to change the world. Activists, farmers, doctors, economists, artists, and guest chefs will join us each week to present their ideas and projects.