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Beans, Greens, Tomatoes: Food Accessibility and Justice in the Black Diaspora
February 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The 43rd Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series
This installment of the Series will reflect on food ways and food cultivation as vital pillars in Black familial and community life, we explore the quest for food justice through resistance to land dispossession, collaborative gardening practice, and culinary traditions that preserve historical memory.
In the wake of increasing environmental disasters, housing crises, and food insecurity, Black communities across the world raise new questions about the importance of equitable access to land, water, and food. Spanning a broad cross-section of age, ethnicity, faith, and nationality, Black liberation activism and thought, in this century, emphasizes renewed concern with equitable food systems through land stewardship and culinary practice. Revived attention to the foodways and practices of African descended people underscores the celebration of and return to farming practices and culinary traditions that sustain Black history and culture from one generation to the next. Collectively, Psyche Williams-Forson, Lolis E. Eric, Jessica B. Harris, and Edda L. Fields-Black remind us that food and foodways are vital elements of justice, equality, and community identity. Through their writing, research, teaching, and creative productions they highlight a powerful means of looking to our future by re-examining our past.
Please complete the registration via Eventbrite and select from In- Person Attendance or Virtual attendance. For the In-person attendance we are collaborating with Eclectic Catering who has created a special menu for the luncheon. Please note the price of the lunch is $10 and it should be paid on the day of the event directly to the caterer. (Please make sure to bring exact change)