Announcing FoodSpark's 2019 Summer Series, Black Summer

FoodSpark presents Black Summer, its second dinner party series of 2019 which creates food-centered spaces to discuss topics of black struggle and liberation. 

From a barbecue potluck to book discussions and its signature crowdfunding dinner party, FoodSpark will bring community members together in conversation around how historic events like Juneteenth, the 1949 Fairground Park pool race riots, and the 2014 uprising in Ferguson affects us today.

Events in This Series

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events, and get your tickets to attend. 

June 22: FoodSpark Potluck: Black Liberation

To kick off this series, FoodSpark will host a barbecue-themed potluck at Fairground Park. As we gather near the pool, we will touch on topics including the 70th anniversary of the Fairground Park race riots, Juneteenth, and the 5 year anniversary of Michael Brown Jr.’s murder. Learn more. | RSVP to attend.

Free | Public Event | Child friendly | Accessible for different abilities

July (All Month) FoodSpark X: Book Discussion

Throughout the Black Summer series, FoodSpark invites folks to extend conversations about black liberation and struggle by hosting their own FoodSpark X book discussions with friends, family, and colleagues. Subjects can further explore topics touched on during the June 22 FoodSpark Potluck: Black Liberation, or they can expand to include additional subjects. Learn more.

Free | Event accessibility vary by host  

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August 17 The Spark Crowdfunding Dinner Party

On Saturday, August 17th, FoodSpark will host The Spark, a dinner party which capstones a three-month-long Black Summer series on Black Liberation. We will celebrate local ideas and creators working to address issues facing Black people in St. Louis. At the end of the night, we crowdfund (through audience vote) a microgrant to help amplify one of the ideas. Learn more. | Get Tickets.

$10 Suggested Donation | Public Event | Sound & Wheelchair Accessible 


Partners for This Series

Events throughout this series are co-organized with members of Young Friends of The VilleThe Griot Museum of Black HistoryGreat Rivers Greenway, and the Missouri Historical Society

If you would like to partner or collaborate for this series or any of its events, please contact Team FoodSpark at team@foodspark.org.