This Friday and Saturday, head on over to the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (UT Austin) and the George Washington Carver Cultural Center for the Food for Black Thought Symposium. This event features presenters from UT Austin, including our own Dr. Elizabeth Engelhardt, as well as members of the wider Austin community.
Here is a description of the symposium from the event website:
Critical discussions of food and the food system are on the rise in academic research, public policy, and in popular media. Food for Black Thought (FFBT) will explore how these issues involve, impact, and engage Black populations from transdisciplinary and community-based perspectives. FFBT will explore Black experiences with food and the food system, past and present, in Austin and beyond.
The 2-day community + action symposium will take place at the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (UT Austin) and at the George Washington Carver Cultural Center. Facilitators and presenters include youth and adults, from the University of Texas at Austin, the greater Austin community, and from across the United States.
The two-day symposium will feature interactive workshops, roundtables, film screenings, and keynote talks with Dr. Naa Oyo Kwate (director of the research lab for Race, Neighborhoods, and African-American Health) and Toni Tipton Martin (chef, culinary historian, and Founder and Director of the SANDE Youth Project). The symposium is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the Advertising and Public Relations Department, the Geography and The Environment Department, the African and African Diaspora Studies Department, the Black Media Council, and Foodways Texas.
More details and a complete schedule can be found here.