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Tunde Wey: Food Truck Conversations on Race, Equity, and Segregation
In late April 2018, the Stamps School of Art & Design will host Witt Visiting Artist Tunde Wey. Recently, the Nigerian-born chef and writer has received national press for Saartj, his lunch counter in New Orleans where white patrons were requested to pay $30 per plate and people of color were charged $12 per plate. Participants of color could “opt-in” to receive the profit redistribution. The project was a way to explore and call attention to racial wealth disparity. Data collected during the project revealed the power of social pressure to re-frame conversations about equity and race.

Rebekah Modrak, Associate Professor at the Stamps School, is hosting Wey for his Ann Arbor visit.

As part of his campus visit, Wey will create a public dinnertime food truck dining experience Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday April 25 at the U-M Ginsberg Center at the corner of E. University and Hill Streets in Ann Arbor. The food truck will appear at Argus Farm Stop (325 W. Liberty Rd, Ann Arbor) on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27. Hours of operation are from 5-8 pm. These dining spaces will aim to use food as a way to explore the ways in which racial disparities, equity, and privilege play out locally.

Food Truck Locations/Hours
Tuesday, April 24, Ginsberg Center (1024 Hill St.), 5 - 8 pm
Wednesday April 25, Ginsberg Center (corner of E. University and Hill Streets), 5 - 8 pm
Thursday, April 26, Argus Farm Stop (325 W. Liberty Rd, Ann Arbor), 5 - 8 pm
Friday, April 27, Argus Farm Stop (325 W. Liberty Rd, Ann Arbor), 5 - 8 pm

Stamps School of Art & Design
The Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning
The College of Literature, Science and the Arts
The Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Interdisciplinary Academic Affairs
Institute for the Humanities
The Ann Arbor District Library
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Jefferson Market
Argus Farm Stop
The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original
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When and Where

Ginsberg Center / Argus Farm Stop

April 2018

5:00pm - 8:00pm
5:00pm - 8:00pm
5:00pm - 8:00pm
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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