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The Bake Fest: Keynote Speaker Rose McGee

May 18 - May 19

We are so honored to welcome our opening keynote speaker, Rose McGee @sweetpotatocomfort, to the Bake Fest May 18-19! 💙
Acclaimed baker, social activist, author and beloved “Pie Lady” Rose McGee will be sharing her inspiring journey in her keynote address, The Power of “Baketivism.”
Though she’s known for her incredible sweet potato pies, Rose’s story is all about recognizing your heart’s deepest desires and living a purposeful life. For Rose, baking was a vehicle for unity; after the shooting death of Michael Brown in 2014, Rose was suddenly inspired to bake pies and bring them to Ferguson. Since then, McGee has shared over 4,000 pies with members of her local community in St. Paul & Minneapolis.
Rose’s work recently earned her a 2023 Facing Race Award from the St. Paul & Minneapolis Foundation, a recognition that honors anti-racism advocates for making Minnesota a place where everyone can thrive.
You can learn more and purchase tickets here.
Thank you!
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