A Taste of How Long 'til Black Future Month?

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A Taste of How Long 'til Black Future Month?

Chef Tonii Hicks will prepare a citrusy herb soup inspired by "Red Dirt Witch" while we discuss Black history and future.

By Culinary Literacy Center

When and where

Date and time

Friday, June 23 · 1 - 2:30pm EDT


Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library 125 South 52nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19139

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us at Blackwell Library as we explore what is meaningful to us about Black history and Black future through story, culture, and food - featuring "Red Dirt Witch" from How Long 'til Black Future Month .

In Red Dirt Witch, Emmaline is raising her children to survive in 1950s Alabama, when her daughter, Pauline, shows her a future she never would have imagined.

Find How Long 'til Black Future Month and others by N. K. Jemison here at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Flavorful, nutritious, and eclectic— our Healthy Communities programs center healthy food traditions of Black and Brown people around the world.

About the organizer

Every bite of food we eat tells a story. Here’s ours:

The Free Library is advancing literacy in Philadelphia in a unique and innovative way—with a fork and a spoon. Cooking and eating are educational acts and provide opportunities to learn math, science, languages, history and so much more. Using cooking as the vehicle for learning, the Culinary Literacy Center advances literacy through food and cooking around a communal table.

Opened in 2014, the Culinary Literacy Center is the first space of its kind in a public library and serves as a model for libraries worldwide. The Culinary Literacy Center is based in our kitchen classroom at Parkway Central, but we offer programming at nearly all of our neighborhood libraries. Culinary Literacy Center programs teach healthy cooking, build community, and promote civic dialogue.

Pull up a seat at our table and see what’s cooking at the Free Library of Philadelphia!