Michigan Food Tour Feb 9TH

Chef Kabui was honored to be a guest speaker at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership in Kalamazoo. The Arcus Center was then first building in the United States specifically built for the sake of Social Justice. The building project had a budget of $28 million dollars for building the facility and the rest for endowment. It is a fabulous building set right in the middle of Kalamazoo campus but operated independently. It was a strange coincidence that this facility was the site where I first spoke about my new cuisine that I named Afro Futuristic Conscious Cuisine of Affcoc. During my lecture, I first opened the lecture by playing the song Gentleman by Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who has had a great influence in my thinking and evolution as an activist and a born again Africanist. Unbeknown to me the art on the wall had just been installed and is Afro Futuristic. As Fella Kuti stated in the song, I too am tired of being a gentleman. I just want to be an African Man Original. That sounds quite simple for some but when you live in a country where the oppression of your racial group is systemic, one thing that is in great shortage among the members of the oppressed group is pride. I see a great desert of pride among my own kind. I however understand that at the base of this low level of pride is low level of power.