Seitu Jones: At the Crossroads > 2019: A Community Meal

At the Crossroads: A Community Meal engaged Meridian Kessler, Mapleton Fall Creek, Butler Tarkington, Crown Hill & Riverside in Phase 1 of a multi-year Social Practice project lead by artist, Seitu Jones. Providing a platform for our neighboring communities, this project invited 250 residents around a 400 foot-long table to dine together and discuss issues of food security and systemic racism. At the Crossroads also aims to highlight the ongoing efforts of Newfields' partners on the project to address the issue of food insecurity and the historically racist housing and environmental policies that contributed to the formation of food deserts and continue to impact our communities to this day.

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Menu:

Country Loaves
provided by Amelia’s Bakery
served with honey butter

Fresh Leaves Salad
Prepared by Chef Corey McDaniel
Locally grown garden vegetables and toasted seeds served with coconut vinaigrette

Sweet Corn Soup
Prepared by Joshua Ratliff, Director of Culinary Arts, Newfields
Locally grown garden vegetables blended into a hearty soup and served with collard greens and toasted chili flakes

Dessert
provided by Second Helpings

Fresh produce provided by:
Flanner Farm
Butler University Center for Urban Ecology
Lawrence Community Garden
Growing Places Indy

LaShawnda Crowe Storm
redLINES, (2019)
quilted table runner
421' x 1'

Poets:
Januarie York, Dajanae Harges, and Synergy

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for their generous support and participation:

Robert and Christine Baldwin, David Bryant, Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Association, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Corteva, David and Lisa Clarke, Judy Donner and John Mullen, Engaging Solutions, LLC, Jim Fuller, Groundwork Indy, Mark Grove, Matt Gutwein and Jane Henegar, Sarah Halter, HCO Architects, Indiana Medical History Museum, Greg and Pat Jacoby, Becky Kapsalis, pegg kennedy and Michael Kennedy, Kheprw Institute, Lilly Endowment Inc., Martin Luther King Community Center, Sabae Martin, Mo McReynolds, Jill Meisenheimer, Midtown Indianapolis, Inc., North United Methodist Church, Robert and Sharon Reed, Gary and Ann Reiter, Nancy R. Ross, Ann M. Stack, Bob and Ellen Whitt, Robin and Charlitta Winston, Dr. Robert Yee and Linda Yee

Photos by Samantha Veach, courtesy of Newfields.