I want to listen more than talk right now, but this must be said: Cook for Good is anti-racist. Black lives matter. Police should protect and serve, not do harm.
The Cook for Good motto is “Save money. Eat well. Make a difference.” The differences I want to make include helping to end hunger and malnutrition, reduce pollution, support local farmers and economies, and help heal our climate crisis. I hope Cook for Good helps you learn recipes and skills that let you thrive, so you can do great work on your own projects. Together, we can build a fair, kind, and just world.
The photo above shows the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network Summit last year. At the end of the summit, we held hands and pledged that the chain of justice and support would not be broken by any of us. I’ll say it again, the chain will not break with me!
Where to Listen and Support
Here are some groups I support. Please consider them if you want to make a donation, buy something, or show some internet love. (Linking to a site helps boost its position in Google and other search engines.) Vote with your vote and with your wallet!
Please consider joining me in donating to:
- Black Lives Matter
- Reclaim the Block
- The Poor People’s Campaign
- The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network
- Your local community bail fund for protesters, such as the North Carolina Community Bail Fund of Durham
Let’s also support Black businesses and artists, particularly local ones. Here in the Triangle, I’m a fan of:
- The Black Farmers’ Market. Support local Black-owned businesses, Black-owned restaurants, and Black farmers at this new market happening second Sundays in Durham and fourth Sundays in Raleigh.
- Vegan Flava Cafe. Healthy, organic or non-GMO food with terrific flavor. I’m craving their chickpea “tuna” salad right now.
- Zweli’s Cuisine. It’s hard to find Zimbabwean cooking, even in a big city. I get the vegetable plate, with chakalaka and Zimbabwean peanut-butter spiced collard greens. Craving this too!
- The Black Oak Society Zine. Check out the marvelous cover of their first issue. Can’t wait to read it!
- Geek Chic Clothing. Lysandra Weber designs and makes fun knit clothing that supports body positivity and women in STEM.
Stay Safe and Vote
Make sure you have a plan to vote in November. If your primary is still ahead of you, make a plan for that too. I strongly recommend voting by mail if you can. Here in North Carolina, any voter can request an absentee ballot to vote by mail.
If you go out to protest, please be careful. Wear a mask to protect yourself and others. Maintain social distancing as much as you can. Let’s live to vote the racists out of office. We need other changes too, but changing leaders is essential.
May you be happy, safe, well, and at ease.