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NACE Stands with our black members, black event professionals, and all black Americans

NACE stands with our black members, black catering and event professionals, and all black Americans.

A vibrant community means a diverse community.

NACE is here to listen, to embrace, to elevate, and to love our black community. NACE’s values are clear.

NACE condemns police brutality against minorities. NACE condemns systemic oppression.

NACE condemns racism.

What we value and promote are love, unity and peaceful change.  

We must work together to challenge injustice and structural inequity. NACE President Doug Quattrini asks members to contact him if you would like to share your story or how NACE can help amplify your voice.

Black Lives Matter.

-NACE National Board

2 Replies to “NACE Stands with our black members, black event professionals, and all black Americans”

  1. Rod Westmaas, CPCE, Emeritus says:

    Hi Anna,
    May I suggest as Black America celebrates Juneteenth (Freedom Day) you may want to consider reaching out to professionals such as Professor Harris (see below) for her thoughts and knowledge with regard to the African American diaspora.

    Educator and culinary historian Jessica Harris is the author of twelve cookbooks documenting the foods and foodways of the African Diaspora. Her most recent book is High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America. She has written extensively about the culture of Africa in the Americas, lectured widely, and made numerous television appearances.

    Jessica holds a Ph.D. from NYU and is an English professor at Queens College, CUNY. She consults at Dillard University in New Orleans, where she founded the Institute for the Study of Culinary Cultures. Harris is a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, and a member of the IACP and Les Dames d’Escoffier. Her articles have appeared in Eating Well, Food & Wine, Essence, and The New Yorker, among other publications, and she has been profiled in The New York Times. Harris has spoken about the food of African Americans on The Today Show, and Good Morning America, and at the Museum of Natural History, and has been a frequent guest at Philadelphia’s The Book and the Cook. In 2004, Harris was awarded the Jack Daniel’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She was also recently inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s prestigious Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. To learn more about Jessica, go to http://www.africooks.com.

    1. mm Anna Silveira says:

      Thank you so much Rod. Let us know if you have further suggestions.

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