Eat the World

GI’s biggest event of the year is Eat the World (ETW), our annual cultural food festival that celebrates the diversity of RISD students through food. The event is typically held in October on a closed off section of Benefit Street located outside the RISD museum. Students have booths representing their home countries and culture, and the festival features a variety of local performers, including RISD’s Gendo Taiko, RISD/Brown a capella and more! Our fourth ETW drew crowds of over 1,200 people.

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Edible Issues

Edible Issues developed from a Baltimore restaurant called Conflict Kitchen, which serves food from countries that the US is in conflict with. In the same vein, Edible Issues is a week long investigation into a country in conflict or with a potent political issue. The intent is to inundate a dining hall with art, culture, food and information to make people aware of a country in conflict, its culture, and the global implications of the conflict.