When: Sun., June 14, 6-10 p.m. 2015
This week’s dinner for a worthy cause comes from the good people behind Acta Non Verba, a working farm in deep East Oakland where local youth plan, plant, harvest, and sell all of the produce — and have 100 percent of the proceeds from those sales placed into individual college savings accounts. It’s fitting, then, that the fundraising dinner at Kingston 11 (2270 Telegraph Ave.) would feature a couple of revolutionary guests: Former Black Panther Party chair Elaine Brown will lead a discussion on “food as revolution,” and Seattle-based TV chef Tarik Abdullah will cook a globally inspired five-course meal that will highlight some of the produce grown by the kids, as well as the flavors of North Africa (e.g., harissa-spiced Moroccan chicken) and the Caribbean (jerk-spiced lamb sliders). A separate vegan menu will be available. Tickets can be purchased via AVNFarmBenefit.