Join California Humanities as we take a closer look at the connection between the humanities and California's rich food traditions. You'll hear from our featured guest Nikiko Masumoto of Masumoto Family Farm, and past grantees Lisa Morehouse of California Foodways and Steven Wong of LA Heat. You'll enjoy hors d'oeuvres inspired by traditional Arab street food-made with California love by James Beard Award-nominee Chef Reem Assil-and a hosted bar in the beautiful One Kearny Club, atop the iconic One Kearny Building in San Francisco's Union Square. Guests will enjoy mingling with California Humanities Board, Staff, and grantees, as well as featured speakers, while enjoying the space's modern design blended with historical features, and the dramatic skyline views from the outdoor terrace. The program includes a welcome from California Humanities President and CEO Julie Fry, followed by remarks from Masumoto, Morehouse, and Wong. A fund-a-need will offer guests the opportunity to raise a paddle to support California Humanities' programs. Tickets are $100 ($50 tax deductible) and support California Humanities' work throughout the state.
About the featured guests & caterer: Nikiko Masumoto is a memory keeper, community worker, artist, and fourth- generation farmer in California where she grows organic nectarines, apricots, peaches and grapes for raisins with her family. California Foodways producer Lisa Morehouse is on a mission: to travel to every county in the state, finding stories about food, agriculture, and - most importantly - the people that make both possible. Steven Wong curated LA Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, an exhibit that brought together over 30 LA-based artists from disparate art worlds, to explore Los Angeles' diversity through the city's culinary innovation. Chef Reem Assil is a James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best Chef West and founder of Reem's, an Oakland eatery inspired by her own Palestinian-Syrian household and Arab street-corner bakeries.
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Join California Humanities as we take a closer look at the connection between the humanities and California's rich food traditions. You'll hear from our featured guest Nikiko Masumoto of Masumoto Family Farm, and past grantees Lisa Morehouse of California Foodways and Steven Wong...