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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

"2nd Annual Food For Black Thought": 2-Day Community + Action Symposium

Fri, October 4, 2013 • 11:00 AM

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Day One: Friday, October 4th, 2013

11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Center for African & African American Studies /UT-Austin

201 East 21st – ISESE Gallery, Jester Center A232A

Day Two: Saturday, October 5th, 2013

11:00 PM – 4:30 PM

George Washington Carver Cultural Center

1165 Angelina Street Austin, TX 78702
(512) 974-4926

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Sponsored by:

John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies

Center for Women's & Gender Studies

George Washington Carver: Museum & Cultural Center

Black Media Council

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Day One:  Friday, October 4, 2013 

Location: Warfield Center for African and African American Studies 

11:00 Welcome! 

11:30 PM Freedom School Session: Food and Black Communities in Austin and Beyond 

11:30 – 12:00 PM: Skype Talk: Dr. A. Breeze Harper, “Challenges and Opportunities in Using Critical Studies of Food to Discuss Race and Whiteness in a 'Post-Racial' USA"
12:00 - 1 PM | Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 PM | Keynote Talk: Michael Twitty

1:30 – 2:00 PM | Guest Presentation: Ashante Reese, “From Farm Land to 'Food Desert': A Glimpse at Deanwood, D.C.”

2:00 – 2:20 PM | Presentation: Naya Jones, “East Side Food Stories: Black Youth, Food, and Gentrification in Austin”

2:20 - 3:00 PM  | Roundtable Conversation - Blackness and Food, Past and Present

3:00 - 3:30 PM: Closing/Open Discussion


Day Two: Saturday, October 5, 2013

Location: George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

11:00-11:45 | Keynote Speaker: Dr. Louis “Pancho” McFarland | Theatre 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Lunch and FFBT Community Food Survey Findings | Foyer 

1:15 - 2:15 PM | Nighthawk Hour:  Elders from the historic Nighthawk Restaurant Chain in Austin share their experiences with local racial integration, food, and more. | Foyer

Break (10 min)

2:25 PM - 3:25 PM | Growing Goodness: Local Black gardeners share their personal gardening inspiration, experiences, and practical tips. | Foyer

3:35 - 4:35 PM | Share the Bounty: Skillshare | Foyer

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Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Food-for-Black-Thought/359534887456758?fref=ts

 

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