I am working in Emeryville and Oakland over 2019 on the Techno-Tamaladas, events where we invite community to come together, make tamales, dialogue on technologies of life (biotic tech), and share food. The first Techno-Tamalada, on Saturday July 27, 2019, will focus on Meso American Tamales from Mexico.
This first series will be held at the volunteer run food bank ECAP (Emeryville Citizens Assistance Program), which serves low income community in Emeryville and Oakland. We will present three Tamaladas at their space on the San Pablo Corridor in Emeryville, one in July, one in August and one in September. ECAP (Emeryville Citizens Assistance Program) was started more than 30 years ago by Nellie Hannon, who recognized the lack of services available to poor Emeryville residents. There are no paid employees. A group of dedicated and caring volunteers feed more than 18,000 people fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and packaged food every month.
Generous funding for this series was provided by the City of Emeryville Community Grants Program.