social change

Forgetting Columbus

By Mark A. Bonta / November 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Forgetting Columbus

Across the Americas, Columbus Day and Dia de la Raza are disappearing, while holidays that celebrate pre-colonial heritage are coming to predominate. In Bolivia — where President Evo Morales is indigenous, and the nation’s population is majority indigenous — Columbus Day has been known since 2011 as Decolonization Day. It celebrates Bolivia’s successful creation of […]

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Social gastronomy: More than a food program

By Mark A. Bonta / November 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Social gastronomy: More than a food program

If you are homeless, you can eat haute cuisine at Refettorio Gastromotiva for free. The fancy Rio de Janeiro restaurant is at the forefront of an innovative movement to combat hunger and homelessness. As one patron says, “they don’t just socialize the homeless, they humanize us.” It’s all part of a growing “social gastronomy” movement […]

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