CSA Member Jesse Ash passed along an invitation to a free production of Give Us Bread, about the food riots in NYC circa 1917 in Rutgers Square.
Presented by The Anthropologists as part of the 7th Annual Immigrant Heritage Week, the show can be seen Saturday, April 17 at 8pm and Sunday, April 18 at 2pm at The Milagro Theater/Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington & Delancey).
Food prices shot up overnight.
Starvation threatened families from Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the Lower East Side to the Bronx.
A group of women came together to demand action.
Boycotts accelerated into riots.
The year was 1917.