Sunday, October 12, 2014

Water-Rights Activist and Farmer Evelyn Curtis-Losack Featured Speaker at Local World Food Day Dinner

 "[Evelyn Curtis-Losack] unselfconscious octogenarian heroine, tending to the land and the History of Corrales New Mexico; selling her peaches, making her best apple pies, writing letters and teaching music." -Stacia Spragg-braude, author and photographer
"...having had the pleasure of meeting Evelyn at the Corrales growers market, she is fun, forthcoming, wise and did  I mention Fun."  -Katherine Chavez, organizer for New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps
Evelyn Curtis-Losak, Kathy Chavez, Alida Davila Larrichio
After reading those two quotes, you really, really want to meet Evelyn Curtis-Losak. She is a woman farmer and water rights activist who lives right here in our community.  Ms. Curtis-Losak is Losack, co-founder of the Corrales Cultural Arts Council, the Corrales Harvest Festival, and the Corrales Growers' Market,

You can learn more about Ms. Curtis-Losak's storied life through photographs and text in Stacia Spragg-braude's book entitled If There's Squash Bugs in Heaven, I Ain't Staying: Learning to Make the Perfect Pie, Sing When You Need to and Find the Way Home

Better yet. There are two ways to meet ms Curtis-Losak in person. The first is to go to the Corrales Growers Market on Sundays and chat with her at her produce stand. The second way is to attend the New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps annual World Food Day Community Dinner. on Saturday, October 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church. Ms. Curtis-Losak is the featured speaker.

The  World Food Day meal will be entirely local, made by a community chef from food purchased or donated at the Albuquerque Downtown Growers Market.  The organizers invite you to gather in solidarity with people who grow the world’s food and add to the discussion about where your food comes from, who cultivates it, and learn how you can take personal actions that will help protect farmers and farmland. :"Most of the food will be purchased on the day of the dinner from the Downtown Growers Market and cooked on site,"  Kathy Chavez  said in the New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps blog.,. Some food items have already been prepared and frozen, including quelites, verdolagas, and tamales.

Tte New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light is co-hosting the dinner.Other organizations are providing support, including Food Corps-New Mexico, ABQ Hours Exchange, Slow Food ABQ, and Bread New Mexico.

Click Here to Reserve Your Free Ticket (s) for the Dinner

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