Acquired Taste: Contributions of the African Diaspora
to Food Culture in the Americas
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture–January 15, 2022
Claudia L. Gordon, Lecturer
Our 2022 Commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecturer was Claudia L Gordon is Senior Accessibility Strategy Partner, T-Mobile, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Before joining T-Mobile, Ms. Gordon was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance in the Obama Administration from 2009 through 2017.
Ms. Gordon, who is from Jamaica, is the first Black deaf female attorney in the United States. Ms. Gordon lectured on Civil Rights, Immigrant Rights, Women’s Rights, and the Rights of the Disabled.
2022 Black History Celebration Opening, Wednesday February 2 at 6 p.m.
Michael Twitty, 2018 James Beard Book Award winner will open the celebration. Twitty, the first Black person to win the award, is an African-American Jewish culinary historian. He’s also a living history interpreter, chef and one of the few recognized international experts of his craft. His forthcoming book Kosher Soul is slated for an August 2022 release.