Counter Culture, Lifting the Voices of Kids in DC

Today, my friend Chris sent me an email about a project in my hometown of Washington, DC, that needs some support. There are a group of kids who’ve written essays about their favorite foods. The kids all participate in writing workshops facilitated by Lifting Voices, a non-profit in DC that works thru after-school programs, a domestic violence shelter, and a youth court program. The book, Counter Culture, will tell the stories and histories of the foods they love in words and pictures. There will also be stories contributed by food gurus José Andrés (Jaleo Restaurant: Washington, DC and here in Las Vegas), Spike Mendelsohn (Top Chef,  Good Stuff Eatery/We, the Pizza: Washington, DC) and Robert Egger (President: DC Central Kitchen).

Mock up of the book, Counter Culture

Pledge $25 or more and not only will you be supporting a great project, but you’ll also receive a digital copy of the book and a slice of pizza or a hamburger from Spike Mendelsohn’s We the Pizza or Good Stuff Eatery.

To find out more about the project and to donate visit the Counter Culture KickStart page. There’s also a great video on there about Lifting Voices and the Counter Culture coffee book project. They are looking to raise all funds for the printing of the book by April 29th.


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