Last Friday night at St. Anthony’s Church bingo hall, approximately 50 people attended Revere on the Move and Revere TV’s “Community Stories” event highlighting local food businesses and watched short films that highlight Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community leaders.
Asmaa Aboufouda and Rachid Doukali displayed spinach and cheese puffs and falafel from CasaBlanca House of Pastry.
Guests placed stickers, in a poll, if they knew of any immigrant-owned businesses before last Friday’s event.
Las Delicias Colombianas Bar & Restaurant (translated to “The Colombian Delight” in English) staff members, pictured from left to right: server Luisa Gallego, owner Maria Arango, server Maria Elena Betancur and president Nurth Cordero during last Friday night’s Community Stories showing at St. Anthony’s Church. They are shown holding buñuelos (cheese balls), plantains, empanadas and natillas (custard) made at 86 Shirley Ave.
La Oaxaqueña Convenience Store cashier Javier Marquez and owner Felipa Celaya displayed tamales, tacos, arroz con leche (rice pudding) and candies. The store has locations in Everett and Revere.
Kourou Pich shared her story as a Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) community leader.
BIPOC community leader Chaimaa Hossaini introduced an intermission.
Guests Rhiannon Alter and Daniel Garbett display food samples at the tasting.
In a short film, BIPOC community leader Soumaya Laroussi discussed the death of George Floyd.
BIPOC community leader Juan Pablo Jaramillo said that according to a recent census Revere is the fastest growing city in the Commonwealth.