SEACA’s Feast of Resistance is back again. This year, we are bringing in tasty foods, such as banh mi, tamales, budaejjigae, and donuts, for our YLP students. We opened up the space to discuss the importance of being connected to people through food culture because our current society has been breaking us all apart in many different ways.
But hold on! The fun continues as we begin introducing our YLP students to more serious topics for discussion, which include U.S. militarism, European colonization, cultural erasure of different ethnic groups, and, most importantly, the significance of solidarity and organizing teamwork.
To students, these may be difficult topics to discuss, but here at SEACA we encourage students to step outside of their comfort zones and to think outside the box. By incorporating different cultural foods, students were able to understand how community organizing today built off of historical context of the past can help us figure out what path we, as a society, should walk on in the future.