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Julia Casten - Privilege Coffee

During the Privilege Coffee shop at VAE, patrons can trade their privilege (white, male, heterosexual, 12 categories in total) for coffee. The more privilege a patron has, the more coffee they receive.

The project is inspired by conversations started by movements such as Black Lives Matter, and is also a response to the negative rhetoric of the Trump administration. The coffee shop serves as a venue for dialogue around difficult topics and self reflection.

Privilege Coffee is an on-going year long performance which has taken place in various locations, such as Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as the Art in Odd Places Festival in Orlando, Florida.

Earlier Event: July 27
Closing of "Recurring Dream"
Later Event: August 2
Photographer's Group