Engage: Activism & the Bar Community

Engage: Activism & the Bar Community

June 11, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BCB Main Stage – Brooklyn Expo Center

It’s not just the cocktail world that’s changed in the past 20 years—our larger culture has shifted, too. This session will explore the ways that bar professionals and drinks media are engaging with this cultural conversation, from issues related to racism and sexual harassment to climate change and sustainability. How are these conversations taking place in today’s bar world? What do we need to know to become more active? And how can we balance our responsibilities while becoming more engaged?


  • Paul Clarke


    Executive editor

    Imbibe magazine

    Paul Clarke is the executive editor of Imbibe magazine and the author of The Cocktail Chronicles: Navigating the Cocktail Renaissance with Jigger,...

  • Ashtin Berry


    Beverage activist, sommelier, and beverage consultant

    Ashtin Berry is a food and beverage activist, sommelier, and beverage consultant committed to creating racially equitable spaces within the...


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