When you think of home what is the first meal that comes to mind?
What smells inspire nostalgia of your favorite memories?
Weeksville Heritage Center in partnership with New York City Commission on Human Rights invites you to Meals as Collective Memory: Using The Senses As Memory. We will be convening for an afternoon of deep listening and conversation on Black-owned restaurants in the community. In this session, participants will hear oral history selections centered on aspirational restaurateurs and chefs collected by Weeksville Heritage Center.
These oral history clips chronicle the experiences that inspired the narrators to open their own restaurants and their journey through the culinary world. Featured restaurants include Lakou Cafe, Pikliz, Island, and more.
Guided by these clips, participants will explore, through intergenerational dialogue, their memories related to food and its cultural significance in their lives. All ages are welcome.
The event will feature catering from Lakou Cafe in Crown Heights.