FoodSpark Idea Studio on Arts and Culture
Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

FoodSpark Idea Studio on Arts and Culture

During this January 11 happy hour session at Venture Cafe, we will use the night to re-visit ideas generated from our November FoodSpark Gathering (with Regional Arts Commission) and December FoodSpark X dinners as we imagine more ways to increase the value of arts, culture, and creativity in St. Louis. 
 

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FoodSpark X at Emma's House
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

FoodSpark X at Emma's House

Potluck at my house as part of FoodSpark X! I attended one of these recently and they've asked everyone to host one so we can get more perspectives. You know as well as I do that I am no expert on the arts scene in STL, so proof that ANYONE is welcome. This is an open, laid-back discussion and dining adventure. 
 

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Makers' Kickback: FoodSpark X De Nichols
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Makers' Kickback: FoodSpark X De Nichols

  • 3837 Blaine Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63110 United States (map)
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As part of the new FoodSpark X platform, I'm hosting a dessert party at my house to get people making art and creating ideas. This gathering is inspired by our collaboration with the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis and its EVOKE Arts & Culture planning process for the region. 

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FoodSpark #33: Womanism v. Feminism III
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

FoodSpark #33: Womanism v. Feminism III

It's Women's History Month and we're bringing back our Womanism v. Feminism conversation for the third year in a row! Join us for a rich discussion on the historical and present-day differences between feminism and womanism. We hope to include a discussion around feminism, white feminism, and intersectionality in regards to the many women's marches earlier this year. 

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FoodSpark #32: Self-Love
Feb
11
11:00 AM11:00

FoodSpark #32: Self-Love

It’s hard to ignore all of the “love” that comes in February when we’re told to tell others we love them with cards and chocolate. In the midst of this, FoodSpark wants make sure we’re not forgetting to take care of ourselves, by holding space for self-love. Join us for a self-love brunch where we will collectively reflect on what self-love means to each of us and what it looks like in the movement. 

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FoodSpark #30: Hibernation
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

FoodSpark #30: Hibernation

This month’s FoodSpark gathering will serve as a space for reflection and envisioning as 2016 draws to a close. Hosted by FoodSpark co-organizer, De Nichols, attendees will be welcomed to make their own journals, converse about significant life moments of this year, and set radical goals for the coming year.

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Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

FoodSpark #28: Presidential Debate

This month’s FoodSpark dinner falls during the next presidential debate (which also happens to be taking place just next door at Washington University). 

Join the FoodSpark crew for an engaging debate watch party. We’ll convene at 7pm for a pre-debate conversation, then screen the debate, and then end with a post-debate digester.

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FoodSpark #27: The End of School Desegregation
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

FoodSpark #27: The End of School Desegregation

  • 5936 De Giverville Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63112 (map)
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Now that school is back in session, join us as we delve into the state's decision to end the city's nearly 35-year-old desegregation program, that will conclude in 2017. We will discuss the long and short term implications of this decision both with people who were in the program as well as those who were not. 

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FoodSpark #24: Cultural Appropriation
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

FoodSpark #24: Cultural Appropriation

  • 3884 Juniata Street St. Louis, MO, 63116 (map)
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Halloween theme parties, white actors playing people of color, celebrities coopting styles from other cultures in their music videos, the list seems ever expanding. With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, appropriation has been on our minds. Join us as we discuss cultural appropriation: the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture. 

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FoodSpark #23: Environmental Racism
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

FoodSpark #23: Environmental Racism

  • 4143 Swan Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63110 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Environmental racism is defined as the disproportionate "placement of low-income or minority communities in the proximity of environmentally hazardous or degraded environments, such as toxic waste, pollution, and urban decay." Join us this month as we unpack the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan and how this relates to other cases of environmental racism that affect us here in St. Louis and across the United States. 

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