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Dr. DeWeever’s latest book helps black women realize their full potential- June 12, 2018
- Nick Cave’s Soundsuits Confront Racism With Radical Artistry [Video]
An exhibition entitled “Here Hear” was previously on display at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Detroit, close to Cave’s alma mater.- October 17, 2016
- Body PositiveSpeaker Malia Anderson Talks Passion, Perseverance and Paying It Forward
“What if I just woke up every morning and said ‘This is my body and I love it.’ and then I went out the door and presented myself in the best possible way?”- October 9, 2016
At 4:30a.m every Sunday morning, potatoes are cooked in the oven and teams come in at different intervals to prep ingredients. Young people from the age of 10 to the age of 18 put together, combining egg, cheese, and potato to make more than 600 burritos a session.After cooking, the group moves downtown to distribute their burritos to the homeless.
Burrito Boyz is an organization that took off in 2010 with one mission: to feed the homeless in San Diego. Since its launch, the organization has served over 132,000 meals! Founder Michael Johnson described the organization’s aim as one seeking to teach gratitude and empathy to the community while extending generosity.
Johnson told Huffington Post that their initiative is about “just bringing hope, dignity and respect to a community that gets very little of it. And by working with the community … it makes every person that comes and volunteers with us, a little more appreciative of what they have.”
The group also provides San Diego’s large homeless population with feminine hygiene products, other toiletries, snacks for young children, and a resource guide for programs that focus on people in need.
The participants in the process receive just as much benefit as the people they help. Johnson is appreciative of the meaningful connections that are made and the important dialogue that is had. People who had once been on the receiving end of the organization’s good deeds have even come back to help others.
As Johnson says, “[Serving] the burrito is like when you have guests over to your house for a meal ― that’s how you start relationships. The meal allows the relationships to happen.”