Crawl Stop #3
Launches on May 10, 2021
Learn more about the #notwhite collective, its members, and the art they create as they gear up for WE ARE THE GLOBAL MAJORITY decolonizing SPACE, an in-person exhibition opening at SPACE on June 4, 2021 and running through August 1, 2021.
The collective comprises Alison Zapata, Dr. Amber Epps, Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Fran Ledonio Flaherty, Geña, liana maneese, Madame Dolores, Maggie Negrete, Maritza Mosquera, Sara Tang, Sarika Goulatia, Veronica Corpuz and Zena Ruiz.
Dinner Party — May 21
Free advance registration is required
On May 21st we will be live-streaming a dinner party with members of the #notwhite Collective and with it, a window into how 13 women artists dream forward an inclusive, healing humanity, where one can be fully who we are. In the face of the nuanced oppression today, we make our stories visible as we relate, connect, and belong to the global majority, living on and finding joy, peace, and love.
For the Collective, food has always been central not just to sharing our cultures, but in taking deep, tender care for each other. For this reason, we choose to eat food made by the sister of a collective member, native Brazilian who grew up in Pittsburgh, Chef Keila Maneese. We believe deeply in uplifting families and women of the global Majority. Keila has over 10 years of experience in the kitchen professionally, she has a calling for food that nourishes and renews a sense of hope and healing. Keila is serving her specialty this evening. Birria de Res Con Consomé is a Mexican dish from the state of Jalisco. During the era of “Conquista”, the following 100 years that followed the violence of Spanish Colonizers brought famine and a devastating drop in the population of indigenous Mexicans. The lack of food led to the locals using goats for meat, which was not common at this time. And just like that, the first “birriero” (birria maker) was born.
In gastronomic terms, the word birria means: “Exquisite savory dish, full of culture and tradition.” This dish can be eaten as the stew or as it's quickly becoming popular in the US, as tacos!
This dinner is in preparation for the We Are The Global Majority Show that opens June 4th, at SPACE Gallery in Downtown Pittsburgh. The #notwhite collective expresses the hybridized and multifaceted aspects of self-defined liberation; we accept cultural fluidity as a means of seeing and being seen, each member declaring their existence, individually and collectively, through our voices, bodies and art. This show will feature not only the Collective but a total of 30 women of the Global Majority.
Spicy, warm, full of legacy and culture, you can see why we chose Chef Keila, and her specialty dish Birria de Res Con Consomé. Join us as we gather, break corn tortillas, discuss our lives, current events, and most importantly hold space for each other. We are excited to welcome you to our virtual table.