This plenary will explore the longstanding role of food as a facilitator of cultural exchange and a pathway to immigrant cultural and economic power. We will discuss food and cuisine as a way to bring people together and facilitate cultural exchange. We will explore the role of immigrant small businesses and entrepreneurship in the industry. Eddie Huang, a visionary restauranteur and a renowned commentator on the role of food in immigrant communities, will share his personal story and his reflections on our current political reality. The introductory and keynote remarks will be followed by an audience question and answer.
Introductory Remarks: Caroline Randall Williams, Author of Soul Food Love (Random House), Poet, and Academic
Keynote: Eddie Huang, Chef and Owner at Baohaus, Author of Fresh Off the Boat (Spiegel & Grau) and Double Cup Love (Random House)
Location: LEGENDS BALLROOM A-G