Dec 13th 2019

Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story is about a black waiter named Booker Wright who worked at a whites-only restaurant, and he opened his own place called “Booker’s Place” which ended up being fire-bombed.

“Cookin’ & Eatin’ is an intimate culinary journey in the tradition of the family-style dinner. You are welcome to sit, laugh, cry, contemplate, and, most importantly, get full. This interaction of Cookin’ & Eatin’, at Justice Hotel at 6018North will center on themes of service towards community, hospitality, self-actualization, and justice denied . Featured Films The Murder of Fred Hampton and Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story. A complementary PDF of the text will be available to those who RSVP.

Program, program notes, and food by Janelle A.M.

Artist and Archivist Janelle Ayana Miller’s work reclaims historical narratives rooted within Black communal structures while allowing for interventions of nostalgia and folklore to take hold. her work often uses modes of collage, photography, installation and found objects.


Justice Hotel at 6018North is a 5-room hotel created in partnership with the @Chicago Architecture Biennial from September 18, 2019 to January 5, 2020.

We invite you to “check in” to justice. Developed with a collective of ALAANA concierge-curators, the communal hotel’s programming (included in the stay) consists of conversational dinners, performances, and healing services.

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