SCHEDULE CHANGES: For the upcoming Spring Break week, we’ve made a few changes to the schedule for this week. The biggest change is that there will be NO Breakfast Brigade this coming Friday. Next Brigade will take place on March 16. For other changes for this week, click on the link above to the “This Week at the GCW” page.
SPRING BREAK AND THE FAST FOR FAIR FOOD: Just like the vast majority of our community, we curtail our projects during the week of Spring Break. None of our regular projects will happen between Friday, March 2, and Sunday, March 11. Most of our community will be gone, but Kelli and I will be present at the house during the week in case there are any emergencies for any of our friends who stop by regularly. Saturday, March 10th was scheduled to be our monthly workday at the micro-farm, but Jade and Lynn have switched the date to Saturday, March 24th instead. Additionally, from March 5-10, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will be holding a 6-day fast outside the headquarters of Publix Supermarkets in Lakeland. John will be participating in the fast and be present with the CIW on Monday and Saturday of next week. You can find more information about the fast here. We encourage you to consider joining the fast in solidarity for one day sometime next week and take action as the CIW website suggests.
ROUNDTABLE ON CONGO CONFLICT, AFRICA DEVELOPMENT WORK: Our speaker at this Thursday’s Roundtable, from 6;30-8pm, will be Tshibangu Kalala. Tshitshi is a national of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a second year Master of Development Practice student at University of Florida. He spent 10 years working on development projects in Congo and Kenya with organizations such as MSF-Doctors without Borders. Tshitshi will speak about the history and current politics of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The DRC is ranked last in the world’s HDI (Human Development Index) rankings despite phenomenal richness of resources. Moreover, since its independence, the nation has withstood years of autocratic rule and violent civil wars. If you can bring a dish to share, that would be great!
Hope everyone has a great rest of this week, and best wishes for fun and safety to our friends going on Spring Break next week!