What: Explore the cultural diversity of soul food with Jessica Walker, Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland College Park. Walker discusses African American foodways and their connection to cultural heritage and personal identity. The theme for the event is From Creole to Soul Food: African American Culinary Traditions.
Jessica is a third year Ph.D. student in American Studies. She received her B.A. from Bowdoin College in Anthropology and Gender and Women’s Studies in 2009. Jessica’s research interests focus on exploring the relationship between Black women and their preparation, cooking, and consumption of “soul food.” The research includes representations of black women and soul food in popular media. Jessica other interests include African-American material culture, cultural anthropology, and black feminist theory. Jessica is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.
When: Saturday, August 4, 2012 starts at 1 p.m.
Where: Reginald F. Lewis Museum ~ 830 E. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202
FYI: The cost of Museum admission is required.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is Baltimore’s premier facility highlighting the history and accomplishments of African Americans with a special focus on Maryland’s African American community. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the East Coast’s largest African American museum occupying an 82,000 square-foot facility with ample permanent and special exhibition space, interactive learning environments, auditorium, resource center, oral history recording studio, museum shop, café, classrooms, meeting rooms, outside terrace and reception areas. For more information, please call 443-263-1800 or visit the museum’s website here.