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Mondays, September 13–November 15, 12–1 p.m.
Join NMWA and members of the Curative Collective for a weekly conversation at the intersection of food, art and social change. From social justice work to restorative self-care, the Curative Collective is a group of organizations that serve communities throughout the Baltimore–Washington area and are contributing to RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals, an online exhibition exploring the healing power of food. These organizations help shape the exhibition to reflect and serve their communities while sharing their arts and social change resources. Free. No reservations required. Stream live here or on Facebook.
FRESH TALK: Plated Politics
Sunday, September 26, 4:30–6 p.m.
Despite recent decades of feminist activism and increasing gender equity, women are still disproportionately responsible for domestic tasks, including managing family meals and nutrition. Yet the culinary industry—professionalized cooking—is predominantly male. In this FRESH TALK, speakers explore what happens when “women’s work” doesn’t necessarily uplift women and how women within and outside of the culinary industry can forge a new path forward. Speakers include culinary historian, professor and author Jessica B. Harris; food critic, chef, podcast host and author Soleil Ho; chef, author and founder of Black Culinary History Thérèse Nelson and culinary historian Laura Shapiro. Free, $10 donation suggested. Reserve online. Stream live here or on Facebook.