Queer in the Kitchen / Culture Queen Edition: Sauerkraut

Queer in the Kitchen Culture Queen Edition: Sauerkraut Free event! All ages! 19 Main street, Main floor Sunday, August 7 4pm-6pm(ish) First & Foremost: We would like to acknowledge and honour that all of the work we do is currently being done on unceded Algonquin Territory that was never given up and never surrendered. presented by Queering613 #queering613 Culture Queen is a series where we will learn to ferment and culture foods together. Maybe this sounds weird to you, but you’ve likely eaten fermented foods before like: cheese, kimchi, yogurt, sourdough, kombucha, tempeh, wine, kefir, sauerkraut, beer. You can ferment a lot of foods! (https://youtu.be/yYey8ntlK_E) As the Culture Queen, it is my duty to share my knowledge of fermentation to benefit every queer gut in the 613. There’s a lot of room on the throne tho, so let’s not start with this ‘my kefir is thicker than yours.’ In the workshops we’ll talk about how fermentation works, why probiotics are good for you, different approaches to fermentation, and the value of patience. More importantly, we’ll have the chance to hang out with other queers and bring home something to set in our closets for a month! For our first workshop, we’re going to make sauerkraut. It’s a very simple ferment made with cabbage and salt (and caraway seeds if you’re fancy). We’ll supply the cabbage and the Fido jars to store your kraut. Let us know if you’d like to attend so that we can make sure that we have enough supplies. Who knows, this workshop might get krauted quickly! I’ll be frank though, that wouldn’t be the wurst. All right, I think I’ve mustard up all of the puns that I can for one night. Come make sauerkraut! So good :) +++++ +++++ Queering613 www.queering613.ca Thank you for sharing your space, ACO! facebook.com/acocso +++++ +++++ Accessibility Note: ACO has a ramp down the side of the building to access the main floor. Both bathrooms are gender inclusive and one of the bathrooms will fit most mobility devices. This is a Liberation Space: o We build community, we amplify & we pushback o We are working towards inclusivity o We are working towards being critical & self reflexive o We are working towards self-determination & not just safety o We work to deconstruct systems of oppression & violence o We support people's choices & recognize these choices in contexts of constraint Queering613 collectively strives to create spaces that are free of as many barriers as possible as means to working towards liberation. This means that we are all responsible for creating the spaces we desire, by educating ourselves, each other and ensuring that we are continually engaging in these conversations and creating relationships of support and collective responsibility. While we recognize that no space is exclusively “safe” for anyone, we must collectively work towards mitigating harms. In response to certain experiences that have happened within our spaces, we have decided to remix ground rules to apply to a specific situation in which groups of people come together to make t Queering613 works towards recognizing dynamics of power and privilege that exist within society and which have historically oppressed our communities. We believe that these same dynamics and tensions exist within our own communities and we are working continuously towards addressing these tensions and creating supportive spaces. People participating in our events and dance parties are asked to be aware of their language and behaviour and to think about whether these may be harming others. Our spaces are not spaces for explicit or implicit violence, racism, sexism, ageism, transphobia, cissexism, sizeism, fatphobia, sexual harassment, and gender policing, or doing anything to another person without their consent. Acting in a way that disrespects, harms others or undermines these values will not be tolerated. Queering613 reserves the right to assess & manage circumstances and situations in the best interest of our collective vision towards creating ‘liberation’ spaces.