Eat, vote, and change our world on Saturday by funding someone’s great idea.
Each month, FoodSpark St. Louis hosts potluck style dinner parties that serve as micro-incubators, with informal but focused conversations on art, politics, identity and more.
For the past four months, events have been centered on the LGBT community, in partnership with QTPOC: STL, the Metro Trans Umbrella Group, and PROMO.
And this weekend, it all comes to a head at The Spark. It’s a popup dinner at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, with a focus on LGBT community issues–ten bucks gets you great food from Tree House.
Folks who have submitted proposals for grants present a two-minute pitch on how they’ll provide resources and support for the community. Attendees vote, and the winning idea gets funded by the admission fees collected.
There are eight ideas vying for the prize, which will be supplemented by another $500 from the Pulitzer. They range from a spa that rejects rigid and unhealthy notions of masculinity to HIV advocacy operating from a doula model to a scholarship for queer and trans people of color, with plenty more worth checking out.
Dinner is at 5 p.m. Get tickets online, and kick off your Pride Month with direct and concrete support.