SRU offers Feb. 23 ‘Soul Food Tasting’ dinner

Feb. 17, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Black History Month program will offer a free Soul Food Tasting dinner at 6 p.m., Feb. 23, in 321 Smith Student Center. The program will provide an opportunity for students to learn about getting involved with Black Action Society, the student group sponsoring the dinner.

The menu, selected by Black Action Society, will include fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, string beans, yams, black eyed peas, red beans, rice, corn bread and an array of desserts prepared by SRU alumni. Soul food is a cuisine that originated in African-American culture. It is closely related to the cuisine of the south.

SRU's Black History Month program, "Remember and Reclaim," continues through Feb. 28. The program is exploring Civil Rights accomplishments while offering insight into issues still being felt across the country. The President's Commission on Race and Ethic Diversity is partnering on many of the events.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine | 724.738.4854 | gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu