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Seminar Day 2: Presented by Sazerac

  • Ace Hotel Chicago in the Mahoney Event Space 311 North Morgan Street Chicag, IL 60607 United States (map)

Presented by Sazerac: Corazon, Buffalo Trace, Wheatley, Los Vecinos del Campo, Glenfarclas, Bittermens, Dimmi, and Peychauds 

Beyond a Buy-Out: Political and Community Activism within Bars
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Bars have been centers for social agitation throughout history. How are today’s bars actively aiding in the movement towards a more inclusive, equitable, safe, and sustainable society?

Moderated by: Jen Delos Reyes (School of Art at the University of Illinois Chicago)

Panelists: Dan Q. Dao (writer, activist), Alex Maynard (Starline Social Club), Kristen Kaza (Chicago Reader + Slo’ Mo)

Mujeres Viviendo y Trabajando en México
1:15pm - 2:15pm

A Spanish-speaking panel discussion focusing on the experiences of women in Mexico’s spirits and hospitality communities. This seminar will be presented in Spanish and attendees who do not speak Spanish will have translation via headsets.

Moderated by: Alicia Arredondo (Lost Lake)  

Panelists: Carmen Villarreal (Casa San Matías), Margarita Blas (Cruz de Fuego)

Community Accountability Workshop
2:45pm - 5:00pm

Ashtin Berry is a food and beverage activist, sommelier, and beverage consultant committed to creating equitable spaces within the hospitality industry. Building on her session at last year's Chicago Style, Ashtin will lead a two-hour workshop focused on an aspect of community accountability as it relates to the hospitality industry.

Led by: Ashtin Berry (Radical Xchange)