Special Events / Music and Festivals / Lectures and Workshops

A People’s History of Southern California Foodways

Friday, October 11, 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park

Friday $30
Reservations Recommended

About the Event

This symposium is a public exploration of the contributions that immigrants and people of color have made, and continue to make, to the development of California cuisine. These stories are too often missing or marginalized from mainstream narratives about the state’s food history. As a result, industrial food producers disproportionately benefit financially, while accumulating cultural capital, from stories told about the state’s foodways. By understanding the ways people of color and immigrants actively participated in the evolution of the state’s foodways, we can better understand the ways in which these populations have impacted California culture as a whole. Tickets include food. Alcohol not included.
For more information www.socalfoodways.org.


Friday: Reservations


Friday, October 11, 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Ticket includes light reception. 
6:30 p.m. Breads and Spreads reception curated by Evan Kleiman and Royce Burke
7:30 p.m. California Jubilee: A Conversation with Toni Tipton-Martin about food, narratives and going beyond labels, hosted by Tien Nguyen 
Speakers and exact schedule subject to change