Save the date DUBLIN VEGFEST 22nd & 23rd September 2018

Ellie Kisyombe

Our Table

Ellie Kisyombe

Our Table

Biography

We’re very excited to welcome Ellie Kisyombe from Our Table who will be giving a short demo & talk.

Our Table was founded by activist Ellie Kisyombe and Michelle Darmody, who met through a shared belief that a conversation needed to be started about Direct Provision, and the idea that food was a good way to get conversation started. Ellie has been a vocal campaigner to end Direct Provision in Ireland as a volunteer with the Irish Refugee Council and spent five years living in Direct Provision.

Learn more about life in Direct Provision via Ellie’s charming talk and a simple dish demo on Saturday 22nd September 2018.

“…all of us had been stuck in the Direct Provision system for a very long time. We missed home-made meals. We missed the taste of home. When we were given the freedom to go to the market and source the ingredients by ourselves, to eat without being watched by cameras, as if we were incarcerated, we felt liberated.”  Ellie Kisyombe, Irish Times, 24th November 2017