The Queens’ New York Migrant Kitchens Project
Date: September 30, 2016, 10am
Location: University Club, rm 313
Posted September 2016
Come watch a series of short films that are part of The Queens’ Migrant Kitchen Series developed by Sarah K Khan and Culinary Backstreets. You will take the number 7 over ground train across the largest borough, learn about the theatre director turned area street vendor, watch street vendors fight for their rights, past and present, and see how blacks survived in the Jim Crow era. You’ll also learn about the next multimedia projects Sarah is developing for the most diverse city in the world, where over 135 languages are spoken.
Sarah K. Khan is a multimedia journalist/artist, who focuses on the migration of people (mainly women) and food. She makes visible, often, their invisible lives via photography, cartography, film and writing. She partners with like-minded organizations and individuals to utilize food to provoke thought about food sovereignty.
This lecture and screening is presented by the Food Studies Network, and the program is part of the Borghesi-Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Humanities, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, with support from Nancy and David Borghesi and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information about the Food Studies Network, http://humanities.wisc.edu/research/borghesi-mellon-workshops/food-studies-network.