Holy Mole! The Spirit of Food and the People Behind It

On Saturday, September 18, AFOP’s Children in the Fields Campaign and the NC FIELD Coalition are holding an afternoon of hands-on classes the making of mole and other Mexican delicacies, as well as instructional sessions, exhibitions and information tables on the agriculture industry in North Carolina.  The event will be held at the Durham Central Park Farmers Market from 2:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Our special guest Doña Guillermina Garcia of Mujeres Sin Fronteras will be teaching us how to make mole, a traditional Mexican dish richly steeped in culture and flavor. In addition, the day’s activities will culminate in a tamale dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. where discussion leaders, other invited participants and the public in general will have the opportunity to exchange ideas in small groups while eating the food prepared during the workshops.

Prior to Saturday’s activities, there will be an exhibit of photographs and video screenings made by farmworker youth at Room 100 Gallery, Golden Belt on Friday, September 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Funds raised will support the renovation of housing for two farmworker families as well as relief for food scarcity amongst the farmworker communities of North Carolina through the Fuller Housing Project and NC FIELD Coalition.

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