Ansanm, meaning together in Kreyol, is a cultural project that aims to bring the arts to Miami's diverse working class communities through community based events centered around the greatest equalizer: food. The act of eating dinner with a group of people is usually a joyous occasion and allows for extended conversations. My hope is that by inviting members and participants to have a meal together and share their ideas for progressing the communities that they share. Accessible is not always as accessible as we think and this working model aims to find a model for inviting community participation.
With initial funding from The Awesome Foundation, Ansanm will start serving meals in Fall 2017.