Downtown Miami’s Art Days weekend Sept. 11-13 features the debut of FoodSpark Miami, one of the winners in the 2015 Public Space Challenge to connect Miamians to the community and each other. We talked with Naomi Ross, founder of Celebrate Diversity Miami, who submitted the idea for the social-issues brainstorming meal, held on Sunday at the DWNTWN Arts Fair:
What can visitors expect?
FoodSpark Miami is much more than a traditional pop-up potluck. It’s about people from different walks of life throughout greater Miami coming together to connect around important social issues that impact us all. Our kick-off event coincides with The Feast Worldwide’s Global Action Dinner, so we’ll be joining groups across the world in an action-oriented movement focused on empowering and inspiring each other to create a better future for our communities. In addition to guests enjoying savory and sweet bites of food provided by local restaurants, we’ll be encouraging people to bring prepared dishes of their favorite food too if they want to. There’ll be music playing in the background thanks to a local DJ, and after everyone eats, the main program consisting of group dialogue activities will begin.
What’s on the agenda?
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