TUES MAY 21 | 12-1 PM
As the academic year winds down, join us for the last soup of the semester. But don't despair, we have a treat for you. We've added a special June soup to the summer calendar. Soup out in the sun. June's Re-Thinking Soup will be a " Soup on the Move" in one of Chicago's most popular outdoor destinations. Stay tuned for details.
And until then, we'll see you at Hull-House Museum on May 21st. Soul Vegan will be leading us in conversation as we explore the relationship between diet, community health and tradition. S egments of the documentary Soul Food Junkies will be screened.
RE-THINKING SOUP PROGRAMING
About Re-Thinking Soup:
Every month, the Hull-House Museum hosts a modern day soup kitchen that is a public and communal event where we gather together and eat delicious, healthy, soup and have fresh, organic conversation about many of the urgent social, cultural, economic, and environmental food issues that we should be addressing.
Jane Addams was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and worked on many issues in her life to create the conditions of peace to flourish. We meet in the historic Residents' Dining Hall, where Upton Sinclair, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, Gertrude Stein and other important social reformers met to share meals and ideas, debate one another, and conspire to change the world. Activists, farmers, doctors, economists, artists, and guest chefs join us each week to present their knowledge, ideas, and projects and foster a space where we can move toward solutions.
The bread is provided by Nicole Bergere, who grinds the grains and uses all natural ingredients and no preservatives for her baked creations. Please visit her website here.
THE HEIRLOOM SEED LIBRARY
Seed saving is the most secure way to ensure sustainable food systems and healthful food access. By adapting this habit of conservation we are not only fostering biodiversity, but the notion of multiculturalism as well. Saving and planting seeds allows us to gather and conserve what we share culturally: food. The Seed Library asserts the connection between social, environmental and economic systems within the Chicago community. By providing free and regionally-adapted seeds to any seed library card holder, there is an opportunity for people to grow their own heirloom vegetables and to know where their food comes from. The library provides as a network as well, allowing urban farmers and gardeners to share their interest in sustaining a diverse bio-culture and educate novice farmers about the dangers of a monoculture. Hull-House Heirloom Seed Library seeks to confront food related issues and works to build a community through food.
Click to view pictures from when Re-Thinking Soup went on the move to London!
Re-Thinking Soup funded in part by
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