June 22 – 1 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
Earlier this year, amid a rise in anti-Asian violence, chef and restaurant owner Irene Lee published a Medium article titled 8 Totally Achievable Ways To Do Racial Justice… When You’re White And Own An Asian Restaurant! The candid essay prompted supportive responses from industry peers and diners—including several white restaurant owners who wanted to steer the conversation.
join the lee Tuesday, June 22 at 1pm ET with chef Jamie Bissonnet Boston restaurants Toro’s, Coppa’s and Little Donkey’s; Nancy Cushmanco-owner of several restaurants with her husband, including O Ya and Hojoko; and sir Tracy Chang To Pagu for an honest conversation about Asian representation, agency, and the complexities of appropriation in restaurants. We’ll explore what anti-racism should look like in the restaurant industry, ways to restore attention and resources to non-white people, and more.
Hosted by Eater and Vox Media Employee Resource Group As|AmAThe conversation will be an open dialogue in which audience participation and questions are encouraged. It’s all happening on Zoom, so register now To secure a spot and get a Zoom link to join in before the event.
In the meantime, we encourage you to read Lee’s article And consider supporting a local Asian-owned restaurant near you.