Food For The Soul - Lunch and learn with us every Wednesday from 12-1pm at BNAACC!

Food for the Soul, part of the Lunch on Us series, is a weekly noontime discussion focused on topics relevant to the many communities globally within the African Diaspora and our allies.

  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Location: Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center
    1212 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, IL 61801

Spring 2023 Topics


Lunch and learn with us every Wednesday from 12-1 pm at BNAACC!

  • January 25: Welcome B(l)ack to Campus
  • February 1: Happy Black History Month!
  • February 8: Health is Wealth Trivia!
  • February 15: Dine Diaspora: Foods That Unite Us!
  • February 22: Let's Chat: Debunking Myths of Professionalism
  • March 1: Black & Queer: Toolkit To Becoming an Ally
  • March 8: Got 99 Problems, But Leadership Ain't One!
  • March 22: Noontime Discussion W/ Grammy Award-winning LaToya Lain
  • March 29: Exploring Local Black History Through the African American Heritage Trail
  • April 5: Black Manga!
  • April 12: Black Muslim Women's Contributions to Black Power Movements
  • April 19: Inside Scoop W/ Poet Nikki Finney
  • April 26: Reflection & Ramadan
  • May 3: Family Reunion BBQ

Spring 2023 Food for The Soul schedule poster featuring orange and blue background colors


If there is a topic you'd like to present as it relates to the Black/African diaspora, please reach out to Assistant Director Cherisse Smith at to show your interest.