The Politics of Food & Eating in Black Communities: Redefining "Soul Food"

The Politics of Food & Eating in Black Communities: Redefining “Soul Food”


The Politics of Food & Eating in Black Communities: Redefining “Soul Food”

Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

Location: RMI Sensory Theatre

The Politics of Food & Eating in Black Communities: Redefining “Soul Food”

Eco-chef, writer, and food activist Bryant Terry will be speaking about his new book, Vegan Soul Kitchen, as well as more generally about the politics of food production and consumption in the U.S. His particular focus is on reconceptualizing “soul food” from the position of holistic, seasonal, and local/sustainable food. Terry’s work in this book and in his previous Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen (2006, co-authored by Anna Lappe) speaks to a new generation of activism and socially-conscious living in urban environments. His commitment to grassroots social change which engages people where they are and with a particular focus on youth is at the forefront of contemporary political movements around food justice. Terry’s work seeks to make connections between local processes which disempower people of color and state, national, and global processes, always with an eye towards recognizing and building upon “organic” resistances already in progress.

This event is sponsored by Critical Studies in Food & Culture and cosponsored by Black Family Week, African American Research Cluster, and CSFC.

For more information please contact: kdnettles@ucdavis.edu.

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