Ekene Ijeoma’s Black Mobility and Safety in the US course this fall will include a series of public guest lectures around living while Black. Tune in for the next event, featuring Omar Tate, on November 3 at 2pm.
Omar Tate is a chef, writer, artist, and culinary activist. After spending ten years working in the restaurant industry, in some of the best restaurants in New York City and Philadelphia, including A Voce, Fork, Meadowsweet, Runner and Stone, and Russet, he launched Honeysuckle. Honeysuckle began as a dinner pop up series dedicated to exploring Black heritage and culture through food, and is expanding into a brick-and-mortar community center in West Philadelphia that will include a supper club, grocery shop, meat market, and café library. Beyond recognizing and honoring the rich culinary tradition of chefs, writers, and figures in history representative of African American culture, Tate is interested in bringing balance and equity to his profession and addressing systemic issues of food insecurity and food deserts that disproportionately affect Black communities. Tate examines modern conditions and the history of Black America through food and dining.