Food + Justice

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen 411 East 5th Avenue Gary, IN, 46402 United States

FOOD + JUSTICE session hosted by Arleen Peterson, ArtHouse staffer. Before joining ArtHouse, Ms. Peterson previously led the Food Bank of NWI and currently is a founding board member of the NWI Food Council.  Peterson is an Alumnae of the Aspen Institute Roundtable of Community Change for Racial Equity.  In this workshop, learners will gain an understanding of structural racism and its policies/practices.  We’ll discuss institutional practices in racism and how they have impacted food deserts and food oasis.  This interactive session will examine the impacts of structural racism in the learner’s life and the community.  Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, learners should be open-minded regarding unpacking their own racial bias.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited. RSVP is encouraged.

Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.