America Meets East Asia: Mayonnaise in the Sushi
Nobuko Adachi and James Stanlaw
From February to November 2021, this 10-part program series, Breaking Bread in McLean County, will take audiences through the migration stories of the Kickapoo to Congolese Americans, emphasizing shared elements including food, family, tradition, trauma and exchange. Each program will incorporate a multitude of voices from the community who can speak to the migrant experiences of these varied cultural groups, relying on scholarship, expertise, and firsthand accounts. This program series is a partnership between the McLean County Museum of History, BN Welcoming (a coalition of the Immigration Project, Not In Our Town/Not In Our Schools, West Bloomington Revitalization Project, Mennonite Church of Normal, and First United Methodist Church together creating a supportive environment for immigrants to McLean County), Design Streak at ISU, and Heartland Community College.
Join Nobuko Adachi and James Stanlaw, professors of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University, as they explore the intersection of East Asian and American cuisines and cultures.
Programs will last approximately 1 hr with time reserved for Q&A.