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Saturday, September 11
Starts at 1:00 PM
Garam Masala Box: Indian American Cooking
The Museum, in partnership with BN Welcoming (a coalition of the Immigration Project, Not In Our Town/Not In Our Schools, West Bloomington Revitalization Project, Mennonite Church of Normal, and First United Methodist Church together creating a supportive environment for immigrants to McLean County), Design Streak at Illinois State University, and Heartland Community College will present a 10-part program series exploring stories of migration, immigration, adaptation, assimilation, appropriation, preservation, contribution, and sustentation in McLean County. Breaking Bread in McLean County will highlight the shared and disparate experiences of local migrant communities from the Kickapoo to the Congolese, emphasizing shared elements including food, family, tradition, trauma, and exchange; seeking to disrupt the historical chronology in order to promote a deeper understanding of the ways McLean County has traditionally treated its migrant communities. Programs will last approximately 1 hr with time reserved for Q&A.
Join Archana Shekara, Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Illinois State University and Art Director of Design Streak Studio, and fellow members of the community for an exploration of Indian American cuisine and culture in Central Illinois.To register for this Zoom webinar, go to bit.ly/breakbread8