This past Sunday in St. Paul, two thousand people shared a meal across a half-mile long table down the middle of a neighborhood street.
“Create: The Community Meal”, was the vision of Frogtown artist Seitu Jones.
Jones and Public Art St. Paul received financial support for the meal from the Joyce Foundation of Chicago, which has made a commitment to promoting community-building works from artists of color in cities throughout the Great Lakes region.
Angelique Power is a Senior Program officer with the Joyce Foundation and she attended the Community Meal in St. Paul. She talked with KFAI’s Xan Holston, who asked for reaction to the event.