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Neighbourhood Stories #4 Mama Bear’s Kitchen

April 2, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Mama Bear’s Kitchen
Feeding the People in the Downtown Eastside since 2020
Makeda Martin, in conversation with Feven Kidane

Neighborhood Stories is a NOW Society informal talk series at 8EAST, from 11am to 12:15 pm, on the first Saturday of the month.

Free events. Weather permitting, the talks will take place outside on the 8EAST plaza. Limited seating available. Donations accepted.

Owned and operated by Chef Makeda Martin, Mama Bear’s Kitchen is located in the Downtown Eastside in so-called Vancouver B.C. / Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations.

Makeda Martin is a black indigenous freedom fighter, community leader & feeder and artist. In addition to her many many talents and intersts, she leads, cooks for, supports, organizes and runs Mama Bear’s Kitchen, her community program that feeds folks in Strathcona and DTES since 2020.

Feven Kidane is a first-generation Canadian, residing on the unceded territories of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ, Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w, S’ólh Téméxw, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm peoples. She is a musician and a member of local and student-lead grassroot organizations.

All donations resulting from the talk will be donated to Mama Bear’s Kitchen.

Previous Neighbourhood Stories:

February 8, 2020
360 Riot Walk: Video Walking Tour of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver An informal talk with Henry Tsang

January 11, 2020
Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
An informal talk with Carol Muree Martin (Nisga’a – Gitanyow)

Saturday December 14, 2019
3 Generations in Chinatown, And Beyond
An informal talk with Steven Wong


April 2, 2022
11:00 am - 12:15 pm




8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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