Radical Self-care in an Era of Activism: A Virtual Salon Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance

Date / Time

  • February 11, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join chef Jena Harris and Professor Psyche Williams-Forson for an evening of selfcare grounded in the salon-style traditions of the Harlem Renaissance. Chef Jena will use accessible ingredients in a live demonstration and welcome participants to make and enjoy sustaining food and drink using recipes shared in advance. Throughout the event, we will discuss and learn more from Professor Williams-Forson about how the contributions of authors, artists, and activists to American art and politics have built movements which center radical selflove. This free, interactive program is a collaboration with The Rosenbach’s digital exhibition I Am an American!”: The Authorship and Activism of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and the Free Library’s Making Her Mark exhibition—both of which highlight the life and legacy of Alice DunbarNelson. 

Are you local to Philadelphia and interested in receiving free ingredients to make the recipes Chef Jena will present as part of the program?  Check out Chef Jena’s distribution schedule and receive additional updates via @bunnyhopphl on Instagram. (Please wear a mask. Supplies are limited; first come, first served.) 


This program is sponsored by Pamela Schreiber.

This program will be held on Zoom. After registration, you will receive the link via email. By registering for this program, you will be added to The Rosenbach’s email database to receive future communication about programs and events. If you’d prefer not to receive these messages please email: [email protected] with “unsubscribe” in the subject line.