D I N N E R  &  D I A L O G U E

Join the Urban Consulate for a special dinner conversation about the future of food & race in Philadelphia.

With special guests:

Dwayne Wharton, The Food Trust

Kirtrina Baxter, Soil Generation

Noelle Warford, Urban Tree Connection

E A T  C A F E

Tuesday, OCTOBER 3, 7-9pm

3820 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Four-course menu, limited seating

$45 per person


Kirtrina Baxter is Community Organizer for the Garden Justice Legal Initiative, a program of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. Organizer of Soil Generation, a diverse body of urban agriculture advocates and food justice activists who help inform policy and provide community education and support to gardeners in the city.

Dwayne Wharton is the Director of External Affairs for The Food Trust. Dwayne works on local and national advocacy efforts and holds a Masters Degree in Education. He serves on the boards of the Seybert and Kynett Foundations, Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program, and Bryn Mawr College’s Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute.

Noelle Warford, Executive Director of Urban Tree Connection, holds a BA in Women Studies and Black Studies from Denison University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining UTC, she gained experience managing & evaluating community-based programs at Congreso de Latinos Unidos and is an Adjunct Faculty member at Harcum College.



The Urban Consulate is a network of parlors for city dwellers and travelers seeking urban exchange. A winner of the 2015 Knight Cities Challenge, The Consulate has hosted over 100 conversations to bring people together in Detroit, Philadelphia & New Orleans. Join the conversation and follow us online @UrbanConsulate.


The EAT Cafe is a nonprofit, pay-what-you-can cafe that nourishes, educates and unites community in a welcoming environment. The Cafe is a collaboration among The Center for Hunger-Free Communities and The Center for Hospitality and Sport Management at Drexel University, Vetri Community Partnership and the Greater West Philadelphia Community.


Hosted by Michelle Freeman & Jermaine Jenkins

Thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation