Peter Vega, Executive Director, Chicago Cultural Alliance
Taste from Home is collection of recipes and stories inspired by the food that defines who we are and where we come from. As we are all home exploring new recipes and cuisines, we encourage you to share a recipe and story with us that connects you to your family and cultural heritage.
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I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead the Chicago Cultural Alliance as its Executive Director and to advance its mission to support, promote, and connect museums and cultural heritage institutions.
The Members of the Alliance have taught me that museums and cultural heritage institutions are more than hosts for cultural events and performances. These institutions are pillars of their communities, neighborhoods, and the city overall. They are critical to the development of cross-cultural understanding by preserving and protecting the identity and characteristics of all the diverse cultures that make up the mosaic that is Chicago.
This is why it is imperative that we all participate in today’s historic Black Lives Matter movement. We must collectively support our Black communities and share the burden they’ve carried alone for hundreds of years. They need support from all of us. We must embrace, share, and amplify one another’s cultures, histories, and traditions.
Taste From Home was created to remind us of what makes us similar. Food and stories within each of our cultures help us to learn more about one another and celebrate our diversity, similarities, and differences. I hope you can join us in this celebration by participating in Taste From Home.
Tell us a story about your family and friends and how you all come together to celebrate your culture with food! The Chicago Cultural Alliance wants to elevate more diverse voices in our city. We do this by supporting cultural heritage museums and centers that promote and support cross-cultural understanding, diversity, and inclusion. We hope you will consider making a donation to help us continue this vital work.