Friday, October 4th through Saturday, October 5th, the second annual FFBT Symposium will explore issues in food access and justice, our traditions and personal histories, and new projects such as food cooperatives. Speakers will offer food shopping, cooking, and growing tips to take back to communities, and there also will be time for local participants in the symposium to share skills and resources.
Symposium speakers include: Dr. Amie Breeze Harper, author, blogger, and director of Sistah Vegan,http://sistahvegan.com/; Michael Twitty, culinary historian, http://afroculinaria.com/; and Dr. Louis “Pancho” McFarland, Chicago State University.
Food for Black Thought is a local group committed to sustaining and expanding Black access to food resources and knowledge in Austin, as part of promoting Black Diaspora well-being in physical, social, and economic terms. At the symposium, FFBT will share results from our first community-based survey of local Black and Brown communities.
Friday’s sessions will be from 11 am to 3:30 pm at the Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Texas, ISESE Gallery, Jester Center A232A, 201 E. 21st St. For details, https://www.facebook.com/events/1377077949181358/.
Saturday’s sessions will be from 11 am to 4:30 pm at the George Washington Carver Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St. For details, https://www.facebook.com/events/1412576492296070/.
The symposium is sponsored by the Black Media Council, George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, and UT’s John Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and Center for Women and Gender Studies.