Support the continuation of Conflict Kitchen here in Schenley Plaza
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On March 16, 2017, Conflict Kitchen made a statement about closing down its Schenley Plaza location due to halting administrative support from Carnegie Mellon University. It is funded " almost entirely by [their] customers, in addition to a few generous foundations." From their mission statement, Conflict Kitchen "is a restaurant that serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. Each Conflict Kitchen iteration is augmented by events, performances, publications, and discussions that seek to expand the engagement the public has with the culture, politics, and issues at stake within the focus region. The restaurant rotates identities in relation to current geopolitical events."
The City of Pittsburgh has come together to show its continual and unwavering support for the local ethnic restaurant. As part of the University of Pittsburgh's theme, Year of Diversity, we petition the administration of the University of Pittsburgh, the City Council and various Commissions of the City of Pittsburgh, and neighboring universities and colleges to support and aid in the funding of Conflict Kitchen and its mission and values. We students would like to advocate for Conflict Kitchen as it has advocated for many unheard voices. Conflict Kitchen has been a beacon of advocacy and place of peaceful dialogue for all.
Please sign this petition to ensure that an iconic and selfless Pittsburgh restaurant stays!
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