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Roots Resistance & Reclamation Food Justice Summit Flyer

Food Studies Program Events

Food Justice Summit: Roots, Resistance, Reclamation

Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Location
  • Zoom

Spelman's Food Studies Program, in collaboration with Food Tank, presents the 2022 Annual Summit, a virtual event with the theme "Roots, Resistance & Reclamation."

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In this current pandemic climate, we have all witnessed the importance of food for our physical, mental and cultural preservation, resistance and reclamation. In response, this event will center Black women who are changemakers of our global and local food system in an engaging, fascinating dialogue to share their experiences in preserving African Diasporic roots in agriculture, using artificial intelligence to resist traditional food production practices, and reclaiming/retaining stolen land for Black farmers.

The program includes:

  • Welcome remarks by President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.
  • Fireside chat with Julia Collins, Planet FWD, and Dani Nierenberg, Food Tank
  • Panel discussion with Black women food scholars, Gabrielle Carter, cultural preservationist from Netflix's "High on the Hog", Riana Lynn, Food + AI + Tech- Journey Foods, Tracy McCurty, Black Belt Justice Center
  • Q&A after the panel, moderated by NPR's award-winning journalist Rose Scott

PARTICIPANTS

President Mary Schmidt CampbellMary Schmidt Campbell
President
Spelman College

Gabrielle EW CarterGabrielle E.W. Carter
Multi-disciplinary Artist & Cultural Preservationist

Julia CollinsJulia Collins
Founder & CEO
Moonshot Snacks & Planet FWD

Kimberly JacksonKimberly M. Jackson
Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Spelman College

Riana LynnRiana Lynn
CEO
Journey Foods

Tracy McCurtyTracy Lloyd McCurty
Executive Director
Black Belt Justice Center

Dani NierenbergDani Nierenberg
Co-founder
Food Tank

Rose ScottRose Scott
Executive Producer
Closer Look

 

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ABOUT SPELMAN COLLEGE

Spelman College, a Historically Black College & University (HBCU) and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of its students.


ABOUT FOOD TANK

Food Tank is a research and advocacy non-profit organization working to build a more sustainable food system.

This event is part of a series of Summits that Food Tank is hosting with academic partners in all 50 states over four years under the umbrella theme of “ReSetting the Food System.” Confirmed partners range from private universities (including Harvard, Yale, Duke, Vanderbilt, etc), as well as three dozen public institutions, HBCUs, liberal arts schools, and Tribal Colleges. Speakers at Food Tank recent events have included folks that range from Tiffany Derry, Haile Thomas, Leah Penniman, Questlove, Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Ron Finley, Sean Sherman, Michael Moss, Teresa Romero and hundreds more.

Past Events

  • Mar 31
    Food Justice Summit: Roots, Resistance, Reclamation
    Spelman's Food Studies Program, in collaboration with Food Tank, presents the 2022 Annual Summit. This event will center Black women who are changemakers of our global and local food system in an engaging, fascinating dialogue to share their experiences in Roots, Resistance & Reclamation.
  • Mar 24
    Activist Leah Penniman Discusses Her Book "Farming While Black"
    MaituFoods, Grow Where You Are, Slow Food Spelman College, the Spelman Food Studies Program and Slow Food Atlanta invite you to a join them for a gathering with author Leah Penniman, co-founder, co-director and program manager of Soul Fire Farm, in Grafton, New York.
  • Mar 28
    Black Feminism(s) and Food
    Join the Spelman College community for a discussion with activists, growers, and writers as they discuss how Black feminism(s) and womanhood have shaped their understandings of justice, liberation, wellness, and food sustainability.
  • Mar 30
    Food Justice Symposium
    The Food Studies Program is hosting an exciting conversation with African American women food scholars, Dr. Monica White, LaDonna Redmond and Alison Brown, C'2007.
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