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September 24 @ 7:30 pm
An Evening with José Andrés in conversation with Ana Navarro
The true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria and touched the hearts of many more
*GUIDELINES: This ticket entitles you to receive (1) one copy of WE FED AN ISLAND and alsoserves as your entry for (2) two people to José Andrés’ talk and book signing at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Auditorium.
WE FED AN ISLAND will be published on September 11, so please wait to collect your copy of the book at the launch event that evening. José’s talk will be followed by a booksigning and he will be happy to sign all of your books.
You must show your printed Eventbrite ticket to claim entrance to the event, so please remember to bring it with you that day. This event general admission so we suggest you arrive early! Free parking is available in building 7 on 5th street.
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In conversation with ANA NAVARRO
Ana Navarro is one of the leading Hispanic Republican political voices in the United States. Navarro was born in Nicaragua and immigrated to the United States in 1980 when she was eight. Currently, she is a political commentator on CNN, ABC, and Telemundo. Navarro frequently comments on political issues and current affairs in national and international print media. A Republican strategist with vast expertise on Latin American, Florida and Hispanic issues, Navarro is known for her honest and blunt commentary and speaking truth to power, often with humor.
She served in Gov. Jeb Bush’s Transition Team and Administration. In 2001, she served as Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. In the private sector, she provides strategic political and communications advice to private and public clients. She was the National Hispanic Co-Chair for John McCain’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. She has advised numerous Federal and State campaigns in Florida and nationally.
In 2012, Navarro served as National Hispanic Co-Chair for Gov. Jon Huntsman’s Presidential Campaign. In 2013, she was a Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. Navarro lives in Miami, Florida with a “high-maintenance Hispanic man.” She has no children or pets, and her plants tend to shrivel and die. She has no hobbies or activities that require significant attention span or physical exertion.
Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world.
Andrés addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people, one hot meal at a time. From serving sancocho with his friend José Enrique at Enrique’s ravaged restaurant in San Juan to eventually cooking 100,000 meals a day at more than a dozen kitchens across the island, Andrés and his team fed hundreds of thousands of people, including with massive paellas made to serve thousands of people alone.. At the same time, they also confronted a crisis with deep roots, as well as the broken and wasteful system that helps keep some of the biggest charities and NGOs in business.
Based on Andrés’s insider’s take as well as on meetings, messages, and conversations he had while in Puerto Rico, We Fed an Island movingly describes how a network of community kitchens activated real change and tells an extraordinary story of hope in the face of disasters both natural and man-made, offering suggestions for how to address a crisis like this in the future.
Beyond that, a portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the Chef Relief Network of World Central Kitchen for efforts in Puerto Rico and beyond.
About the Author:
José Andrés is the founder and chairman of World Central Kitchen, the NGO behind #ChefsForPuertoRico, and co-founder of ThinkFoodGroup, which has more than thirty restaurants around the world. Andrés is a Michelin-starred, James Beard-winning chef, and was named among Time’s “100 Most Influential People.” He is also the author of two cookbooks.