Come join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at our Taco Fundraiser at Jim’s in Chisholm 108 W Lake Street! Presented by VEMA ( Voices for Ethnic and Multicultural Awareness) for Hispanic Heritage Month! The event will be taking place on Saturday, September 17th 2PM-6PM at Jim’s Sports Club, Bar, & Grill. Plates will be $20each ad will include tacos (Your choice of carnitas or barbacoa) and a side of pinto beans, elote, or cilantro lime rice! The VEMA Taco Fundraiser at Jim’s will be the perfect time to try out some authentic ethnic food and help raise funds for a cause while you’re at it!
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What does VEMA do?
- VEMA seeks to lift up the voices of all citizens of the community that experience discrimination or prejudice, to enact change, and educate the community, all while providing resources for those affected.
- VEMA was founded in the spring of 2020 following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo), Elizabeth Robinson (Allen), and Nathaniel Coward began the work of educating the community and providing a voice for people of color throughout the region. Historically there has been a lack of representation as well as complaints and concerns falling on the deaf ears of the leaders of the regional community. VEMA stands united to work against racism and injustice. Through educating not only the members of VEMA but also the community surrounding them, they intend on chipping away at the systemic and blatant racism that exists throughout their community. In addition to education, a priority of VEMA is to ensure accurate and adequate representation as the community as a whole works to disrupt racism and discrimination.
- Cultivate Relationships: Attend one of our gatherings, events, or just hang out at the Center have coffee/tea and chat with others.
- Lending Library: Check out books on social justice, history, culture, and children’s books.