Highlights from the Event

Join us for an enlightening evening as we present a special edition of our signature program that brings together two remarkable voices in a dynamic dialogue about food, culture, and social justice.

James Beard Award-winning chef, food activist, and author of the acclaimed Black Food, Bryant Terry, will sit down with NMAAHC’s Andrew W. Mellon Director, Kevin Young, to explore the rich tapestry of African American cuisine and its evolution through the lens of migration, identity, and resilience. Chef Terry will also discuss his groundbreaking approach to veganism, challenging stereotypes of African American cuisine as "slave food" and promoting healthy eating as a form of social justice activism.

This Juneteenth, indulge in a special plant-based meal curated by Bryant Terry, designed to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of African American cuisine and Juneteenth. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a small discussion at their tables related to healthier ways of eating, explore ancestral forms of cooking, and learn how to share these time-honored meals and practices with our families and communities.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to engage directly with critical social justice issues impacting the African American community over a meal that pays homage to our ancestors' journey toward freedom.

Reserve your seat at the table for a night of reflection, dialogue, and celebration.

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