The Chef and The Revolutionary!


ANV’s 1st Annual Summer Mixer & Farm Benefit

When: June 14th, 2015
Where: Kingston 11, 2270 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
Tickets: $50 Early Bird Admission

Farm Benefit- Mixer

On June 14th, 2015, ANV will host its 1st Annual Summer Mixer & Farm Benefit at Kingston 11 in Oakland! The event will feature a 5 course dinner by chef to the stars, Tarik Abdullah, and special guest Elaine Brown, former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party. There will also be live music, wine, and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit Campership at Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project!

About Acta Non Verba’s Campership

A Campership is a scholarship for Acta Non Verba’s camp! ANV offers a camp during the summer that provides fun, hands-on health education that inspires campers to explore nature and find empowerment through outdoor education. During our 8-week summer camp, not only do we provide outdoor education on our quarter acre farm; we also take two overnight camping trips visiting local farms and regional parks! Since our founding in 2010, Camp ANV has inspired over 3,500 local, at-risk youth and families to focus on nutrition, sustainable living, and physical activities that promote wellness. Help us send more kids to camp buy purchasing an event ticket or donating!

About Our Special Guests

Tarik Abdullah is a Seattle based chef to the stars and TV Personality whose food is inspired by North African, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Caribbean flavors. A recent alum of ABC’s cooking competition show, “The Taste”, with celebrity chef judges Marcus Samuelsson, Nigella Lawson and Ludo Lefebvre, he was mentored by show creator Anthony Bourdain, helping him get to the competition’s semi-finals. He is the host of five upcoming episodes of Vice Network’s series “Munchies”. When he is not throwing his wildly popular pop-up brunch, Morning Star Café, on Seattle’s southside, he holds culinary skills workshops for children ages 7-14. He will be traveling to Morocco in May to cull menu inspiration, taste wines and buy spices for the event.

A former Black Panther Party chairman, Elaine Brown has been committed to and organized significant efforts towards effecting progressive change in the United States, for the last four decades. She has founded four organizations, authored four books (two to be published this year), and released two vocal music albums. She is currently organizing a re-entry project in California’s Alameda County for formerly incarcerated youth, focused on developing cooperative business enterprises.

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