June 5, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kings County Hospital Center, 451 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn - R Building, 6th Floor, Room R6030

Please join NLE Curatorial Lab for a workshop with Chef Naliaka Wakhisi.

Check-in begins at 5:30 pm in Room CG-95, located in the C-Building. Entrance: Clarkson Ave. near East 37th Street.

In this workshop, you will learn knife skills and create appetizers, salads, and dressings that are extremely nutritious and easy to make! Participants will prepare plant-based health-supportive food that provides meals throughout the week. This workshop is hands-on and participants will work in groups with a set of recipes to create absolutely delicious food that will be shared. What’s on the menu? Kale Caesar Salad and White Bean Puree Crostini with Sweet Potato.

Naliaka Wakhisi is a Miami native who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a Master’s in Interactive Technology at NYU and works as an educator with various NYC organizations and nonprofits. She is an artist who focuses on dance, media, and storytelling. As a Vegan chef, Wakhisi’s focus is on health supportive, comfort soul food. She runs the active meetup group NYC Vegans of Color where she organizes events geared toward creating a community around people of color and plant-based eating. Wakhisi’s travel company The Black Theory creates vacation experiences for groups through a plant-based lens, connecting folks of color around the globe through plant-based food and travel.

This workshop is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please register by calling (929) 219-3713 or email Lab@nolongerempty.org.

This program is organized as part of (after)care, a site-responsive exhibition that re-envisions a former emergency waiting room as a site of remembrance, possibility, and celebration of radical care both within and beyond hospital walls. (after)care is curated by the 2019 NLE Lab.

The 2019 NLE Curatorial Lab is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, with in-kind support from Materials for the Arts, Paper Monument and NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County.

Photo: Courtesy of Naliaka Wakhisi