9:00am – 9:30am Mexican style breakfast
Catering by Doña Irma

9:30am – 10:00am Opening ceremony

10:00am – 10:45am Is “free” trade making us sick?
Panel co-moderated by Nicholas Freudenberg and Alyshia Gálvez

10:45am – 11:15am The changing Mexican family meal
Presentation by Miriam Bertran Vilà

11:15am – 12:15pm Reclaim your culture through food
Keynote presentation by Luz Calvo and Catriona Esquibel authors of Decolonize Your Diet

12:15pm – 1:30pm Mexican style lunch and sobremesa
Catering by Doña Irma and pop-up market vendors

1:30pm – 2:00pm Mexican food, visitors, and “authenticity” in early Mexican Chicago
Presentation by Michael Innis-Jimenez

2:00pm – 2:30pm Discovering my roots through food
Presentation by Zarela Martinez

2:30pm – 3:00pm Taco literacy
Presentation by Steven Alvarez

3:00pm – 3:30pm The future of the tortilla in New York City
Presentation by Lesley Tellez

3:30pm – 4:15pm Why is there a world-wide Mexican food boom and how can it benefit Mexican communities in Mexico and the US?
Discussion panel moderated by Alyshia Gálvez

4:15pm – 5:00pm The central and unrecognized role of Mexicans in the food industry in New York City
Discussion panel moderated by Gonzalo Gout

5:00pm – 5:45pm CUNY Becas Awards

5:45pm – 6:00pm Surprise closing ceremony


Sobremesa Program Map