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Are you hungry for justice? Come to A Taste for Change! Enjoy sweet and savory tastings prepared by Chicago’s finest chefs, mingle with other activists committed to social justice, and support the Shriver Center’s work for economic and racial justice. Join us at A Taste for Change.

Celebrity Chef

Chef Fabio Viviani

Chef Fabio Viviani has harbored a passion for food since his childhood growing up in Florence, Italy. Best known for his television debut on Bravo’s hit series Top Chef—earning the “Fan Favorite” title—his on-screen appearances have propelled him to become one of the top culinary names in the country. In partnership with DineAmic Hospitality, Viviani has opened multiple restaurants in Chicago, including Siena Tavern, Bar Siena and BomboBar, both in West Loop and their newest location, Old Town.

State Champion Awardee

Luvia Quiñones

The Shriver Center is proud to honor Luvia Quiñones for her strong leadership in the fight against poverty with this year's State Champion Award. Luvia serves as the Health Policy Director at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. In this role, Luvia oversees the Immigrant Health Care Access Initiative and, in collaboration with ICIRR's members, develops ICIRR's health policy agenda with a special focus in access to health care and on health care reform. Luvia has a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a BA in International Studies from DePaul University. She is the daughter of Mexican Immigrants from Durango, Mexico, and is an active community member in her parish, St. Sylvester. Currently, she serves as a board member of West Suburban Action Project and the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

June 13, 2019
Morgan Manufacturing
401 N. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60642
5:30pm - 8:30pm
For more information, contact Harleen Singh.
Interested in volunteering? Email Emma Paulson.
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Thank you to our sponsors!

Shriver Center Benefactor

Shriver Center Partner

Southwest Airlines
Quarles & Brady LLP

Shriver Center Contributor

Chapman & Cutler LLP

Shriver Center Friend

David & Debbie Chizewer
Worsek & Vihon LLP

Participating Restaurants

14 Parish logo
Art of Dosa logo
Bar Siena logo
Bombobar logo
Chant logo
Dawson logo
Flat and Point logo
Hakka Bakka logo
Heavens Door logo
Honey Butter Fried Chicken logo
Katie O's Food Carnival logo
Stan's Donuts logo
Tempesta Market logo
The Fat Shallot logo
The Ruin Daily logo

Host Committee Co-Chairs

Keyonn & Tamara Pope
Paul Varnado & Lauren Worsek

Host Committee Members

Deepa Arora
David & Debbie Chizewer
Sapna Dalal
Stephanie Gerstetter
Cedric Gordon
Patty Greene
Monique Howery
Justin Jacobs
Norah L. Jones
David Manilow
Matt Martin
Matt Miller
Thomas Reuland
Showbiz Shelly
Doug Sohn
Annie Wallis & Tom Whitehead
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