WE STUCK IN LA LA LAND EVEN WHEN WE WIN WE GON' LOSE... 
I DON'T KNOW WHO IS WHO
WE STUCK IN LA LA LAND WE GOT THE SAME FUCKING MOVES.
-- JAY Z. (Moonlight from 4:44)


police shootings, white supremacy marches, muslim bans, anti-immigration legislation...  despite the popular sentiment, we're not currently living in a unique moment in race relations in america, but rather a prolonged moment that started with america's founding and stretches to now. let us not mistake the evolution of racism, from overt bigotry to covert dispossession, as progress instead let us examine the myriad ways it manifests in contemporary life. to complete a tragic full circle, even that veneer of cordiality has been scratched off as shown by police shootings, white supremacy marches, muslim bans, anti-immigration legislation... join us in memphis for a day of food and honest conversations about where and who we are.


COLUMBUS DAY.
10/9/17.

 


4: A TABLE FOR FOUR /


RESTAURANT IRIS. 
2146 MONROE AVE. MEMPHIS, TN 38104


FROM NOON UNTIL 4PM WE ARE HOSTING A SUCCESSION OF HOUR LONG, FOUR PERSON MEALS. EACH HOUR WE WILL WELCOME A NEW GROUP OF FOUR STRANGERS TO THE CHEFS' TABLE TO EAT AND DISCUSS ON THE THEME FOR THE HOUR.
 

THE MULTI COURSE MENU IS SET AND WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.
NO VEGAN/ VEGETARIAN OPTIONS. NO SUBSTITUTIONS AVAILABLE.
COST: $44 PER PERSON. 


THE MENU IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN CHEFS KELLY ENGLISH + TUNDE WEY, INFORMED BY INGREDIENTS THAT CONNECT SOUTHERN FOOD TO WEST AFRICAN CUISINE.
THE CONVERSATION IS CURATED BY DR. ZANDRIA ROBINSON INSPIRED BY THE THEMES OF RACE, CAPITALISM, PATRIARCHY, AS SUNG ON 4:44, JAY Z'S 13TH STUDIO ALBUM.


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44: A TABLE FOR FOURTY-FOUR/


FROM 6PM TO 9PM WE ARE A HOSTING A DINNER + SHOW FOR 44 GUESTS. 
THE MULTI COURSE MENU IS SET AND WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.
NO VEGAN/ VEGETARIAN OPTIONS. NO SUBSTITUTIONS AVAILABLE.
COST: $44 PER PERSON.

 

OVER DINNER WE WILL DISCUSS STRUCTURAL AND INSTITUTIONAL RACISM AND THE THE PERPETUATION OF WHITE SUPREMACY IN ITS INNOCUOUS AND DANGEROUS FORMS, DISTINCT IN EXPRESSION FROM OVERT RACIAL ANIMUS BUT NO DIFFERENT IN AGENDA. THE CONVERSATION WILL BE LED BY DR. ZANDRIA ROBINSON + TUNDE WEY, REFERENCING EDUARDO BONILLA-SILVA'S "RACISM WITHOUT RACISTS," AND DR. ROBINSON'S OWN WORK.
 


RUN OF SHOW


  • 6 PM - 6:30 PM:  DRINKS
     
  • 6:45 PM: INVOCATION: Bini (West African) Lullabies and Southern Spirituals, performed by Tunde Wey and Dr. Zandria Robinson
     
  • 7 PM: FIRST READING: "I, The Oppressor" by Tunde Wey
     
  • 7: 15 PM: SECOND READING: "The Potlikker Papers" by John T Edge
     
  • 7: 45 PM: THE GOSPEL: "We Slay, Part I" by Dr. Zandria Robinson
     
  • 8:30 PM: RACISM WITHOUT RACISTS: a conversation about structural racism, and the perpetuation of white supremacy in it's innocuous and dangerous forms, distinct in expression from overt racism but no different in agenda.
     
  • 9 PM OR THEREABOUTS: GOOD NIGHT

READING GUIDE + RESOURCES


we'll be posting links shortly


WE STUCK IN LA LA LAND EVEN WHEN WE WIN WE GON' LOSE... 
I DON'T KNOW WHO IS WHO
WE STUCK IN LA LA LAND WE GOT THE SAME FUCKING MOVES.
-- JAY Z. (Moonlight from 4:44)