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Take bread

Stories of food and life

Honoring those impacted by police violence

· WSTOF Exhibit

Introduction - Erica Vital-Lazare

Design and Cover Art - Dan Hernandez

Drawings - Wendy Kveck

Copy editor - Ali Cashman

Teena Acree - FU4J Las Vegas outreach

zine, 8.5 x 5.5

digital zine


This booklet compiles family recipes, loved ones' favorite foods, inspired images and text, and a survivor's healing candle recipe - the culmination of Families United 4 Justice Las Vegas (FU4JLV), Forced Trajectory Project (FTP) and Desert Arts Action Coalition (DAAC)'s Sunday afternoon discussions about the role of food in love, comfort, care and family memories. The zine format represents the personal nature of Take Bread's contents and the DIY approach to advocacy and activism by the three collaborating groups. Zines have traditionally offered a safe and independent platform for marginalized communities and voices, delivering messages that find distribution challenges via conventional media outlets, in this case the lived experiences and narratives of those impacted by police violence in Las Vegas.

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Thank you to all of the participating family members and survivors for sharing your stories, your tender memories and special foods and family recipes:

Eric Farah (brother) in memory of Nick Farah

Jeanne Llera (mother) and Jorge Gomez (father) in honor of Jorge Antonio Gomez

Jackie Lawrence (mother) in memory of Keith Childress, Jr.

Teena Acree (niece) in memory of Byron "Ronnie" Williams

Alma Chavez (mother) in memory of Rafael "Ralfy" Olivas

Carol Luke (mother) and Lynna Radney (sister) in memory of Thomas "TJ" McEniry

Cristina Paulos, Police Brutality, Burn and Mental Health Survivor