GARLIC & GREENS offers public programs showcasing the intersections between migration history, food heritage, social justice, the arts, and disability studies.

Previous Events:

14-15 September 2013 Live interactive performances of Shoebox Lunch at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum

13 Aug-13 October 2013 Rooting: Regional Networks, Global Concerns exhibit at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Sullivan Gallery

17 July 2013: Shoebox Lunch Launch at Archeworks

9 June 2013: Shoebox Lunch performance at Rapid Pulse Arts Festival

9-11 November 2012: Propeller Fund exhibit at MDW Fair

15 September 2012: A Day in Avondale

20 September 2012: slide show presentation as a finalist for the Global Alliance of Artists Environment Xchange One Year Anniversary

24 July 2012: Archeworks Sustainable Food & Design Lecture Series. 6pm at Access Living,115 West Chicago Avenue

16 May 2012: Piranha Club #4 vegan soul food dinner with guest chefs Tsadakeeyah Ben Emmanuel & Eric May:

8 May 2012: Chicago’s threewalls gallery salon series installment titled “Rooted: food and farming initiatives as regional artworks”:

29 March 2012: Sarah Ross’s Advanced Sculpture: Food Systems course at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

20 February 2012: Bucknell University in PA for the Office of Multicultural Student Services in honor of Black History Month:

15 Februrary 2012: Interlink Lecture Series at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

14 February 2012: Deborah Stratman’s Audio Aesthetics course at the University of Illinois, Chicago

8 December 2011: Sensory Worlds conference at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh (UK):

Guest speakers for August 6, 2011: Dara Cooper, Timuel Black, and Audrey PettyJOURNEYS: exploring Black culture through migration history and food heritage

2:00 PM Saturday 6 August, 2011

The DuSable Museum of African American History,
740 East 56th Place

What is the meaning of “soul food”? How is it connected to Black history? We will explore southern-inspired food traditions and their contemporary impact with three special guest speakers:
* Tim Black, historian and author of Bridges of Memory: Chicago’s First Wave of Great Migration
* Dara Cooper, Senior Project Manager at Fresh Moves, a mobile grocery traveling Chicago’s west side.
* Audrey Petty, creative writing professor at the University of llinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of “Late-Night Chitlins With Momma”, which was selected for inclusion in Savuer’s Best Food Writing 2006 and Cornbread Nation 4.
Discussion moderated by American Studies Scholar Vincent Stephens, PhD.

Sign language interpreters will be provided. Please be advised that this event is FREE but regular admission fees to the museum apply. Those not wishing to enjoy exhibits that day may enter the auditorium from the Harold Washington entrance of the museum on 57th Street, which is accessible for wheelchairs.


This program is made possible by contributions from The DuSable Museum of African American History and Columbia College Chicago.

headshots of the artists for the event on July 22, 2011
INTERSECTIONS:exploring disability, race, and community through art and culture

4:00 PM, Friday 22 July, 2011
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue

Featuring Los Angeles poet, playwright, and performer Lynn Manning, performance artist Wannapa Pimtong-Eubanks, ensemble member with Erasing the Distance, and Alana Wallace, artistic director of Dance>Detour, a diverse-abilities dance company. Discussion moderated by René David Luna. Vegan soul food by Chef Tsadakeeyah. Sign language interpreters, narrative description, and personal assistants will be provided.

This event is earlier in the afternoon so that people can attend an open mic downtown at 6:30 in conjunction with DISABILITY PRIDE weekend! You can find more info at their website:

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  1. […] joining Tim Black, author of Bridges of Memory: Chicago’s First Wave of Great Migration for a free presentation at Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History this Saturday at 2pm. Their presentation explores Black culture through migration history and food […]