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Black Lunch Table: Roundtable Conversations

Friday Oct 16, 12 – 1:30pm, Register to participate

Featuring a custom menu created by Baltimore interdisciplinary artist Krystal Mack

For CIRCA, Black Lunch Table (BLT) will host one of their signature Artists Roundtables, inviting Black artists to roundtable discussions, and two People’s Tables, inviting participation from all community members. The roundtable conversations will be audio recorded, transcribed, and metadata tagged for integration into their growing online archive. The archive is an aggregator, cross-pollinating discourse among many individuals and institutions. Space is limited and registration is required.

Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an oral-history archiving project whose primary aim is the production of discursive sites, wherein cultural producers engage in dialogue on a variety of critical issues. BLT animates discourse and initiates a democratic rewriting of contemporary history around and among the people living this history. Organized around literal and metaphorical lunch tables, BLT hosts roundtable sessions to provide both space and time for interdisciplinary and intergenerational discussions.

Krystal Mack is an artist, advocate, organizer, and cook based in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. She approaches comestibles, their creation, and experiences centered on them, as tools for social change. Viewing food through the lenses of sociology and healing allows Krystal to juxtapose cultural exchange and storytelling with systemic power and oppression, self-care with blind self-destruction, and womanism with feminism. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Food & Wine, and NPR. Connect with her on Instagram: @krystalcmack