Iskashitaa volunteers and refugees meet at the office on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9 AM to harvest local produce in the greater Tucson area. We also can schedule a group harvest for your school, church, or community group. You must RSVP so we can coordinate the transportation of all the refugees, contact us to reserve your spot at email@example.com or 520-440- 0100.
Event Details about the showing of "The Gleaners & I"
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 AT 7:30PM | REGULAR ADMISSIONS PRICES
Agnes Varda's marvelous "wandering road documentary," voted one of the 100 greatest Films of the 21st century in a recent BBC poll of international film critics, focuses on the centuries-old tradition of "gleaning" in France - literally, picking up the cast-offs of others.
"Beautiful, absorbing and touching. A mind-expanding experience not to be missed." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
Varda follows rural scavengers who gather leftover vegetables after the harvest, and urban scavengers who collect discarded food and appliances from the streets of Paris. Varda interweaves these scenes with her own intimate thoughts on aging, humorous interviews with judges and attorneys who debate - Monty Python-style - the legality of gleaning while standing in potato fields, and a host of other spontaneous musings on French art and culture. Through it all, the director's patient sense of social obligation shines through, as she asks again and again, "How can one live on the leftovers of others?" (Dir. by Agnes Varda, 2000, France, in French with English Substitles, 82 mins., Not Rated)
Wednesday, March 28 (7:30 pm)
Participate in an enriching setting to gain knowledge on the struggles and successes of a new American. Here we will answer the following questions:
Who is a Refugee, Asylee or an Immigrant?
Why does it help the U.S. strengthen our country's security?
How do you welcome a family in your neighborhood?
How do new Americans become self sufficient?
About the Walk A Mile in a Refugee's Shoes Event.
Participants will go through various stations and will assume the role of a refugee and focus on the challenges that they face in getting the bare necessities of life-food, water, shelter, and education. Registration starts at 9:30AM and the commencement ceremony will begin from 10:00AM to 10:30AM.
Families with children, of all ages, are welcome to attend. Please be prepared to have real and honest conversations with your children about what it is that they are experiencing. We encourage all participants to debrief after the simulation - share and talk about your experiences.
As this is an outdoor event, we recommend wearing sunscreen and comfortable clothing and shoes. This event will take place come rain or shine. Food and drinks are available on sale at the JCC cafe.
Jewish Community Center-
3800 East River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
This class focuses on kitchen skills and vocabulary for adult ESL learners. We will be working in the commercial kitchen setting with activities that introduce relevant kitchen tools, safety and sanitation practices, and key food preservation concepts such as juicing, zesting, knife skills, and more. The overall goal is to build confidence, community, and experience in the commercial kitchen setting, as well as conversations about home kitchen practices and employ-ability skills for the food service industry.
St. Francis in the Foothills Church - 4625 E. River Road.
Call or Text Leah - Food Preservation Class coordinator - : (410) 456-1644