Sunday at Cass
May 24, 2015
What exactly is “Sundays in the Park with Our Friends and Forgotten Workers?” How did it come about?
Sundays in the Park with Our Friends and Forgotten Workers began in the summer of 2011. The Wobbly Kitchen of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) participated with the Detroit Underground Initiative with this event in solidarity of the Food Not Bombs group that had been arrested for giving food to the hungry in Orlando, FL. Other social groups began participating in the semi-monthly gathering.
In 2013, a committee of volunteers coordinated a fund-raiser in which all the money raised would be spent on food and supplies donated at the park. The first was held on November 14, 2013, with subsequent fundraisers held on October 16, 2014 and October 1, 2015.
If you are interested in participating, just come down to Cass Park in Detroit on the 2nd or 4th Sunday of the month. The table and food set-up begins at 11AM and lasts a couple hours. Don’t feel you have to bring something. Just show up, and soon you’ll discover how you can help.
(Sources: “Helping Friends at Cass Park.” and Fundraiser email by Maryanne Dunmire.)