On why he’s trying to sell hot chicken for $50,000
Is a community a place? A collection of people? Or would the concept of community be better defined as the practice of exclusion? If we are all good people, then why is the world such an unjust place?
About the speaker
Tunde is a Nigerian immigrant chef/ writer working at the intersection of food and social politics. His work engages systems of exploitative power, particularly race, global capitalism, from the vantage point of the marginalized other.
Tunde’s food work has been written about in the New York Times, Washington Post, and NPR. His own writing has been featured in the Boston Globe, Oxford American, and CityLab. He writes a column in the San Francisco Chronicle.
We are so grateful that Tunde will be here, inviting us to contemplate how communities are built, maintained, and destroyed. Don’t miss this one.
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If we consider, honestly, how we are organized,[socially, economically] we will will see that, in fact, we are all victims, some more than others. — Tunde Wey
Each person has, to varying degrees, a certain level of complicity in the system that oppresses folks. — Tunde Wey
Folks are always concerned with where they go when they die but fewer folks think about where they were before they were born. — Tunde Wey