Sustaining Black Culture Through Food Truck Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location Name
Forum A

Black street food entrepreneurs have historically been and consistently are the vanguards of Black cultural presence in cities across the United States. Specifically, Black-owned food trucks play a central role of preserving Black culture in places where gentrification serves as a vehicle for its erasure. These enterprises not only offer a means for placemaking, but also economic citizenship and social mobility. This session offers suggestions on how to foster an ecosystem where Black-owned food trucks are centralized so that Black businesses and Black culture thrive as cities grow and develop.

Welcoming & Belonging, Supporting Entrepreneurs, Historic Preservation
Session Type
30-Minute Tactical Solutions Session