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A Taste of Soul:Exploring the History of African-American Culture & Cuisine

Illinois Department of Human Rights

Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM (CST)

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However, you may place your name on the waitlist by clicking on "Add to Waitlist" above and filling out the appropriate fields. If a space becomes available, you will be notified immediately.

Remember that you can still participate by submitting a recipe to IDHR.Training@illinois.gov for Ms. Donna Pierce's research.

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Celebrate Black/African-American History Month with the Illinois Department of Human Rights!

 A Taste of Soul: An interactive conversation exploring the history of African American culture and cuisine

February 27th, 2014 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

James R. Thompson Center, 9th Fl., Rm. 9-031 Chicago

The Illinois Department of Human Rights is proud to present this educational event and soul food tasting with Ms. Donna Battle Pierce, Contributing Editor for Upscale Magazine.

Ms. Pierce will present on her love for soul food and her passion for researching family recipes that link us to both our heritage and future. Ms. Pierce is former Assistant Food Editor and Test Kitchen Director for Chicago Tribune, and Founder and Blogger of BlackAmericaCooks.com and DiarySkillets.com where she shares a variety of recipes and writes about their background stories.

Soul food tastings provided by locally owned SNG Catering will accompany the presentation.

If you are interesting in sharing your family recipe with Ms. Pierce for her research, please submit it via email by February 20th to IDHR.Training@illinois.gov. All are invited to participate! Photos of your family or dish may be attached to your submission. 

Please note that due to space limitations, participation in the event is capped at 50 registrants. If you cannot attend for any reason, please notify us in advance to give room to others on the waiting list. Also, due to the nature of the program, we cannot accommodate any dietary restrictions for the food tastings. Tastings will be single-serve trial size. However, you may bring your own lunch if you wish. See attached flyer for more details. Questions? Please call: 312-814-6278.

"Writing about food, I highlight family dishes, memories, chefs, books, and any food or recipe related topic from an African American perspective. Many times I will link to a recipe and photograph. Since we’re in this together, I’m looking forward to getting to know you and hearing from you with family recipes to share...and anything else that pertains to our cultural heritage and future. Because, after all, food is much more than just something to eat." - Donna Battle Pierce

Have questions about A Taste of Soul:Exploring the History of African-American Culture & Cuisine? Contact Illinois Department of Human Rights

When & Where

James R. Thompson Center (JRTC)
100 W. Randolph St.
9th Floor, Room 9-031
Chicago, IL 60601

Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM (CST)

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Illinois Department of Human Rights

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (“IDHR”) is the state agency responsible for enforcing the Illinois Human Rights Act (“Act”). The Illinois Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the areas of:

- Employment
- Fair Housing
- Financial Credit
- Public Accommodations
- Sexual Harassment in Education

To learn more about IDHR please visit our webpage at: www.illinois.gov/dhr

To request a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact the Training Unit at 312-814-2477 (Voice) or 866-740-3953 (TTY) at least 72 hours prior to the date of the event. E-mail messages can be sent to: IDHR.Training@Illinois.gov

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