SAARTJ: A Discussion on Race, Disparity & the Future
Join Chef Tunde Wey and a panel of experts to discuss the racial wealth gap in New Orleans.
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
5:45pm - Reception
6:00–6:15pm - Project overview
6:15–6:25pm - Project data & findings
6:25–7:00pm - Panel discussion
7:00–8:00pm - Q&A
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125
Join Tunde Wey of Saartj in a presentation and discussion of his social experiment to confront the racial wealth gap in New Orleans. For the month of February, Chef Tunde Wey opened a pop-up Nigerian restaurant at Roux Carré in New Orleans where he asked white customers if they were willing to pay more than twice the price as people of color.
This follow-up event will include a presentation from Wey of his findings and customer responses, followed by a panel discussion of experts, including Lamar Gardere (Executive Director, The Data Center) and Hermione Malone (Executive Director, Good Work Network). Food from the pop-up will be served at the event.
Tunde Wey’s project Saartj has been featured in NPR’s The Salt, Inc. Magazine, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and Food & Wine. His past projects include [revolver], Lagos, and Blackness in America Dinner Series.
5:45pm – Reception
6:00–6:15pm – Project overview
6:15–6:25pm – Project data & findings
6:25–7:00pm – Panel discussion
7:00–8:00pm – Q&A