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For the official release of the cookbook Leaders From the Kitchen (LFTK), the Jane Addams Hull-House museum is transforming the museum’s porch, courtyard and kitchen into a Belizean-inspired space for dancing, dining and dialogue.
On August 21, spend an evening with LFTK participants who have started businesses, created jobs for women, furthered economic gender equity and advanced women’s rights in Belize and Nicaragua.


Bring big appetites and money to purchase a copy of Leaders From the Kitchen available at the party for a special sale price of $20 (also available for purchase for $22 on fair trade retailer SERRV’s website).

Writer and food folklorist Emily Hilliard will lead a conversation with LFTK project participants about their varied practices of creatively subverting the traditional restrictions of domesticity, especially cooking, to create alternative or community- supported economies of women’s “traditional” labor. Staff and participants from  Mujeres Latinas en Accion will share information about Empresarias del Futuro a program supporting women business, including food related enterprise and economic development in Chicago.

Following conversation, sample Belizean dishes prepared by Garifuna Flava, a Chicago Belizean restaurant. The evening will commence with a performance by Garifuna drummers and a women’s dance troupe.



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