Local | Festival with flavors from around the world

By on August 9, 2016

Is there a more natural way for people from different cultures to meet than about the meal? That does not the initiators believe to the festival on the theme of food and inclusion. On 16-17 September, women from various countries will present their cuisine. The surplus from the ticket sales goes to Stockholm City Mission integration work.

Behind the idea is Agneta Green and Michelle Palmstierna on Oaxen Pub & Slip.

Our industry is very international in nature and therefore has the potential to provide employment for many newly arrived women and men. Here is a tremendous resource that we think that Sweden should take advantage of, said Michelle Palmstierna, operations manager at Oaxen Pub & Slip, where more than one in four people was born outside Sweden and half the workforce are women.

Folk festival visitors get to experience different culinary traditions measurement position 12 women with origins in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East presents its cuisine and food culture. They are all linked to the Stockholm City Mission business source in Fisksätra – with residents from 80 countries – which offers help to orient themselves in the Swedish society through language training, support in contacting authorities and children’s holiday camps and much more.

This initiative will contribute to the source continued integration work – to support women from different cultures and provide information about their rights. We see it as positive and very pleasing by virtue of their empowerment, for example, can seek out to work and thus have a safe and good life here in Sweden, says Pernilla Landin, head of the source.

Folk festival taking place on 16 and 17 September on Nya Djurgårdsvarvet (next to Gröna Lund) starting at 11.30. Food tickets goes on sale August 15 at oaxen.com and costs 450 SEK / person. You can also donate money without being at the party, or to make an extra donation.

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