Benefit voku for Venezuelan refugee family. Performance by Bella Luna

Thursday 15 June 2023, Benefit voku for Venezuelan refugee family. Performance by Bella Luna. Food served from 7pm, no reservation. Music on the stage around 9pm.

Two years ago Yameli and her daughter Laumar arrived in Gran Canaria from Venezuela, they had to emigrate for family health issues, one of her daughters was having a very complicated pregnancy at that moment and needed family support. Once they got on the island the only legal support they had was the ex-husband of Yameli who was abusing them physically and verbally in a daily basis. So they had to leave his house and start a new journey on the streets, they become totally homeless without any right to apply for government support, not even for charity food.

New chapter starts on them life, they got a small house provide by a neighbour where they can stay long term, but they need some money for food and medicines still. Yameli is 70 years old, so she can’t work anymore, and Laumar have disability due to a car accident she had years ago and without an official permit that says which type of disabilities she has, she can’t work at all, the waiting list to get this paper goes up to two years or more.

So we will be cooking a delicious vegan meal and enjoying of an Acoustic set by the hand of Bella Luna to support this powerful women who despite everything continue fight by day to survive.

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchens existing since the very beginning of Joe’s Garage, June 2005. Your donations are welcome. Food is vegan, no reservation. All benefits go to social & political struggles. Joe’s Garage is a space run by volunteers. Without a collective effort, without your active participation, we’re remaining closed. Get in touch in you feel like giving a hand. We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. If you want to know which days are still available, mail us.