25% from this sale will benefit Adventure 4 Change, a hub of neighbours engaging upstream to prevail against the odds of displacement, poverty and underemployment.
Think back to your first job: how scary and/or challenging and/or rewarding it felt to get hired and work for money and build respect and confidence. How did you get that job – was it through a parent’s advocacy? Maybe a connected resume-dropper?
Now imagine how difficult it can be for a newcomer youth to get their job application accepted.
Marcus has a passion to afford youth this opportunity. He started Genesis at Adventure 4 Change as a chance for teens to interview for a variety of jobs with partner employers, work for the summer, and potentially stay on through the school year and beyond. Numbers have been rising since inception in 2018; the goal for 2020 is to have 15 youth involved in the program.
I want to dedicate “Chickpea” to Marcus and his band of freshly-employed youth, so that I can think of them whenever I pack hummus in my lunch.
"Chickpea" is on exhibition at Seven Shores Community Cafe in Waterloo, partially co-owned by my dear, longtime friends, Steve and Deb Tulloch. They helped form my idea of what it means to love.
We're gonna throw a party! Stop by at the cafe from September 18 to October 26 to wander the WorldRooted gallery and enjoy a delicious treat. Then, make sure to pop by on Saturday, October 26 from 6:00-9:00pm for our open house! The counter will be open, there'll be live music, and WorldRooted swag will be available to purchase. We're all excited to say hi!
Moulding paste, graphite & gesso
Matte clear shield with UV protection