Home-cooked meals to #KeepStPaulHome!
Love good food? Care about housing justice? Join us for a special 2-part fundraiser!
María Teresa Tula will be cooking home made pozole, and she'll be teaching a virtual cooking class where you can learn to cook pozole!
María Teresa Tula is a renowned human rights activist, author, and leader of Co-Madres (Mothers of the Disappeared) of El Salvador. She is also a beloved grandmother who prepares delicious food for her family and community. She lived for many years on St. Paul's West Side, where her granddaughter, Cintya Canales, currently organizes for housing justice with the West Side Community Organization (WSCO).
Cintya and María are teaming up to offer two exciting ways to support housing justice here in St. Paul:
Take a virtual cooking class with María
Learn to cook pozole rojo with chicken. Sign up & invite friends here! Suggested donation: $25 per participant. The class will be held live on October 1st from 12:30-2:00PM. Missed the live video? Watch the playback here!
Fill out this order form to let us know how much pozole you'd like, and pick up your order on Friday October 1st between 5:30 and 7:30PM at WSCO's Marigold Celebration at 76 Baker St. E! Cost: minium $25 donation per container. Each container is 32 ounces and contains about two servings of pozole rojo with chicken.
Proceeds will go to Keep St. Paul Home, an important campaign for rent stabilization led by the Housing Equity Now St. Paul Coalition, of which WSCO is a member.
If you'd like to make a donation to Keep St. Paul Home without ordering pozole or taking the class, click here.
Questions? Contact Cintya at [email protected]
Why support rent stabilization?
Whether homeowner or renter — across race, class and zip code — all of our neighbors in St. Paul deserve the chance to put down roots in our communities. More than half of St. Paul households are renters. We are teachers and nurses, organizers and essential workers who keep our city running and love and care for our communities. But the most basic of human needs — shelter — is put out of our reach by predatory property owners who want to extract and hoard resources at the expense of ALL St. Paul residents.
Click here to learn more about this important policy — and how you can become part of our growing movement!
Above: WSCO Housing Justice Organizer Cintya Canales invites you to Vote YES for rent stabilization on November 2!
Learn more about María Teresa Tula
María is the author of Hear My Testimony: Maria Teresa Tula Human Rights Activist of El Salvador.
Learn more about her lifelong activism and struggle for human rights:
- Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights: Teaching Human Rights: María Teresa Tula
- Wikipedia: María Teresa Tula
- Learn about the broader context and history of social justice in Central America and El Salvador through the Zinn Education Project's online resource guide.
What is pozole?
"Pozole is a traditional soup or stew made from hominy with meat and can be seasoned and garnished with shredded lettuce or cabbage, chile peppers, onion, garlic, radishes, avocado, salsa or limes. Known in Mesoamerica since the pre-Columbian era, today the stew is common across Mexico and neighboring countries, and is served both as a day-to-day meal and as a festive dish." –Wikipedia