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Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice


Join us for a moderated panel discussion of Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice (2020, University of Minnesota Press). Edited by Hanna Garth and Ashanté M. Reese, the book analyzes how Blackness is contested through food, differing ideas of what makes our sustenance “healthy,” and Black individuals’ own beliefs about what their cuisine should be. This comprehensive look at Black food culture and the various forms of violence that threaten the future of this cuisine centers Blackness in a field that has too often framed Black issues through a white-centric lens, offering new ways to think about access, privilege, equity, and justice.

The evening will begin with an overview of the volume, followed by short readings by several chapter authors, a moderated panel, and questions from the audience.

Dr. Hanna Garth, sociocultural and medical anthropologist at Princeton University
• Dr. Ashanté M. Reese, assistant professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin
• Dr. Analena Hope Hassberg, assistant professor of Ethnic and Women’s Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dr. Kimberly Kasper, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Rhodes College
• Dr. Andrew Newman, associate professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University
Dr. Yuson Jung, associate professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Kristin Reynolds, Lecturer in the Food Studies and Environmental Studies programs at The New School.

February 25, 2021, 6:00PM to 7:30PM (EST)

The event is free and open to the public. Register here to attend.

This event is part of the Spring 2021 Food Studies event series “Food and Power.” Presented by Food Studies Program at the Schools of Public Engagement and the Tishman Environment and Design Center.

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