Bakers for Black Lives is back to raise more money for social justice organizations in St. Louis.
Following the success of its first event, Bakers for Black Lives is returning Sun., June 21, on the heels of the Juneteenth holiday, for a Juneteeth Jubilee from 10am to 2pm at Vicia in Midtown. The pay-as-you-wish food event will feature sips and bites from an array of St. Louis restaurants and producers: Balkan Treat Box, Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery, Hi-Pointe Drive-In, Indo, Russell's, STL Barkeep, Sugarfire Smoke House and Sump Coffee are just some of the participants.
Returning organizers Sharon Harter, pastry chef at The Bellwether and Polite Society, and Tyler Davis, chef-owner of Alchemy Bakery, will also be serving up Juneteenth-inspired treats at the event’s “Signature Juneteenth Table.”
"After uttering the seemingly simple sentence a few weeks ago, 'let’s just bake,' the group’s call to action is simple: let’s do the work, St. Louis," the Facebook event reads.
All proceeds from the event will go to Black social justice organizations in St. Louis, which are yet to be determined. According to the organizers, the initial event on Vino Gallery's patio raised $14,000 for Arch City Defenders and STL Mutual Aid in just two hours.
"We want people to walk away and build on this, more empowered to be involved in racial justice outside of buying a cookie," organizer Hannah Kerne previously told Feast.
This is a socially distanced event, and masks are required for attendance.
Juneteenth Jubilee, facebook.com/events/2956001881293210