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A conference’s goal: to examine the racist roots of hospitality, while inspiring change by Korsha Wilson

March 5, 2019 — “For two days, stakeholders from restaurants all over the country gathered in New Orleans to discuss opportunities for people of color and the history of oppression that informs some of the issues the industry faces today. The conference was the inaugural event of Radical Xchange, a hospitality organization founded by Ashtin Berry and Kisira Hill.”

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Meet the Hospitality Vets Rethinking Equity in the Food and Beverage Industry by Vonnie Williams

February 19, 2019 — “Radical Xchange founders Ashtin Berry and Kisira Hill hosted panelists in New Orleans to discuss entrepreneurship, systemic barriers, and the true meaning of accessibility.”

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All Of It with Alison Stewart: Radical Xchange

March 14, 2019 — “Hospitality activists Ashtin Berry and Kisira Hill, founders of Radical Xchange, join us to discuss their work and their plans to make the industry more equitable and how to address systemic barriers to success in the restaurant business.”

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Resistance Served To Celebrate Black Contributions To Hospitality Industry by Anna Marvuglio

January 30, 2019 — “Ashtin Berry and Kisira Hill met in May of 2018, and the connection was instant. With both making a name for themselves in the hospitality and beverage industries as well as community development, their shared passions launched into Radical Xchange.”

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The Activist Introducing Intersectionality to Hospitality by Monica Burton

March 8, 2019 — “Ashtin Berry wants to see a more diverse — and healthier — bar and restaurant industry”

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31 Days of Black Women in Food by N A Afari-Dwamena

March 1, 2019 — “Dine Diaspora’s “31 Days of Black Women in Food” is a celebration of the achievements and advancements of black women in the food and beverage industry during Women’s History Month (March). Nominated by a community of food enthusiasts, advocates, and experts, we present you this year’s, 31 Black Women in Food”

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Race in the hospitality industry addressed by new conference, Resistance Served by Todd Price . “Ashtin Berry saw conversations about race and equity taking place across the food and drinks industry. The cocktail people, the restaurant people, the wine people and the food justice people, however, weren’t talking to each other.”

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Celebrity chef Carla Hall cooks with Leah Chase in New Orleans by Ann Maloney “Exuberant TV personality and chef Carla Hall drops into the New Orleans culinary scene for a few days next week to cook with Leah Chase and talk about African-American contributions to American food.

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Leah Chase and celebrity chef Carla Hall delight diners at Dooky Chase's by Emmanuel Jackson II The Resistance Served two-day hospitality symposium was presented by Radical Xchange. Chefs Leah Chase and Carla Hall prepared a three-course meal Monday (Feb. 4) to a dining room of 80 joyous faces at Dooky Chase's” Restaurant.”

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