As we all self isolate to keep safe during this pandemic we definitely still need to keep connected. We wish to show solidarity with the Chinese community who are facing racism and violence since the outbreak of the corona virus began. We want to spread love and hope and so we are holding an online Peace of Cake.
Asma says “Get ready to join us for virtual Peace of Cake on Facebook live this Sunday at 4pm in Solidarity with the Chinese Community who has been experiencing increasing level of Covid-19-related racism and xenophobia. Every day we are hearing about new incidents and many businesses are having to close due to ignorant misinformation. Racism is a virus, not the people of any particular race. We know that there are many of you out there who do not identify with such xenophobic acts and behaviours – so this Sunday, please join us by going to our page Peace of Cake and we will be doing a live broadcast where you can send your messages of peace and love to our Chinese brothers and sisters in humanity. Our special Guests include Edmond, Jabez and Jenny who have been working with communities and Jenny will be introducing Chinese cakes with special significance. We will join her with our favourite or traditional cake”
I hope you can join us for Peace of Cake on Sat 25th Jan 2020 at 11am. This year has started off with a few shocks and lots of worry about the W word, anxiety about Brexit and the continuing gap between people and communities. WE CAN TURN THIS DESPAIR INTO HOPE – with a Peace of Cake of course!
We are all one community and have more in common that that which divides us. Venue is St John’s, Catford our lovely hosts
Asma writes “ When I remember the world wars, I always remember the vehement warnings from soldiers and those who lived during and after the war that we mustn’t forget the horrors and we mustn’t go down that road again. I am grateful to the people who gave their lives for freedom and the fight of good against evil and I feel I personally owe it to those who suffered to work against war and killing and destruction, to help build dialogue instead of walls, to honour them by following their advice, that is why i wear a white poppy and my thoughts are with those people who are suffering war all over the world today, to whom the words ‘Lest we forget’ will hopefully mean something when we all come together and listen to the advice given by those who really suffered. But this is my view, and I will be pleased to meet people who do not share my view – this is Peace of Cake – where we can all come together despite our differences on a poignant date in history – See you there! With cake of course!”
Everyone is welcome to St Luke’s on Remembrance Day 10.50am start for the church service or 12.15 for Peace of Cake.
St Luke’s church, Northover BR1 5JR 124 bus route.
We invite you to have cake and conversation with library staff and Lewisham residents committed to encouraging integration and making new friends. Please come along (with cake if you are able), and have conversations with people who you would not normally talk to – this is Lewisham, a borough that is proud of its diversity, but there is so much more to be done to bring people together. We especially welcome people new to the UK, so take the opportunity to broaden your horizons and welcome them to Lewisham. It would be great to have teas and cakes from different cultures!
Peace of Cake started as a simple post on Facebook and has been born out of the amazing and positive response of people who want to reach out and promote dialogue for a peaceful future for their children. It is a great opportunity to make new friends who may be different from you in some ways but the same in others!
Lewisham libraries are designated safe havens, places where everyone can feel welcome and safe, regardless of colour, creed, background, age, gender, sexuality, politics, and so on. As well as enjoying cake and good company, you can find out more about what our libraries have to offer, and meet our lovely librarians and library assistants! We are celebrating Libraries Week and the many events our libraries run each week, as well as our digital resources. Come and find out more, and tell us what else you’d like to see in our libraries!
Peace of Cake is in Croydon 3rd August, hope to see you there. Hosts are wonderful people seeking to bring all ages from all backgrounds together. If we keep talking, we will keep understanding each other and we will set a great example for our children to follow – come along with the whole family – and cake of course!! (not necessary btw!)
So excited about meeting many of our Peace of Cake supporters and their families/friends at this Peace of Cake in Lee. Living and sharing for a better world, we hope to have cake and tea with you, coupled with a chance to meet your MP Janet Daby who will be there. There is no peace without justice and no justice without a voice – it is important that the person who represents us in Parliament knows us and we all work together for Peace!
Our next Peace of Cake will be at Age Exchange Hall in Blackheath on Saturday 8th June 2019 from 10am till 12pm – as part of Janet Daby’s Meet the MP but also a chance to connect through cake and conversation. With so much going on in UK politics we MUST keep talking no matter what party we vote for or not – it is time to unite and we can only do this by talking to each other and making our views heard to those who represent us – see you there!