Food for Black Thought Symposium, September 28-29


Our friends Naya Jones and Professor Kevin Thomas from the University of Texas at Austin are putting on Food for Black Thought, “a community action symposium that 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 at UT Austin and 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.

Foodways Texas board members Toni Tipton-Martin, Professor Elizabeth Engelhardt, and Hoover Alexander will all figure prominently in the program. Highlights include a screening of Soul Food Junkies with filmmaker Byron Hurt, a town hall meeting where you can “share your concerns, experiences, and ideas about food in Austin,” and a second documentary film screening from students at the East Austin Food Project. See the schedule for Saturday (9/29) events below and visit their Facebook page for more information and the full schedule. You’ll definitely see Foodways Texas during Saturday’s events at the George Washington Carver Cultural Center. We’ll most likely be found near the Hoover’s catered brunch.

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