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Activist Lit – Book & Supper Club at Jaleo

October 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Wednesday, October 16th
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Jaleo Crystal City
(Crystal City Metro)


The Service Committee is combining two of our popular UVA Club traditions– book club and supper club – to launch Activist Lit, a supper club dedicated to reading about and discussing social issues. Each meeting we’ll focus on one issue and highlight an organization that is making a difference.

Our inaugural supper club will center on humanitarian Jose Andres’ book We Fed an Island and will take place at Andres’ restaurant Jaleo in Crystal City. Andres’ book delves into the true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria JaleoJa(see review here).* Hear Andres’ presentation at the National Book Festival here.

We are hosting the event on World Food Day, when 10% of the restaurant’s proceeds will be donated to World Central Kitchen, Andres’ NGO dedicated to providing quality, chef-prepared meals to those in need. To date, they have served over 4.8 million meals to victims of natural disasters around the world.

Space is limited so please sign up ASAP. $40/person will cover a four-course meal of tapas including tax and gratuity. Guests will be able to purchase their drinks/alcohol on separate tabs (iced tea and coffee are included). * if you don’t have an opportunity to read or finish the book, we still look forward to breaking bread with you on World Food Day.

Register here!

For more information, please contact Katrina (CLAS ‘99) and Laura (CLAS ‘04) at uvaservice@dchoos.org


October 16, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Jaleo Crystal City
2250 A Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA United States
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