Welcome to the Food for Black Thought Symposium archives!
In 2012 and 2013, FFBT held symposia in Austin, Texas focused on Black communities and food, past and present. The 2-day symposia involved break-out sessions, local and nationally-recognized speakers, and connecting at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center and at on the University of Texas-Austin campus. Explore events, meet speakers, and more below!
Food for Black Thought Symposium: 2012
- Soul Food Junkies Screening w/ Director Byron Hurt
- Talk w/ Toni Tipton Martin of The Jemime Code and the SANDE Youth Foundation
- Talk with Dr. Naa Oyo Kwate of Rutgers University
- Growing Goodness w/ Rose Pulliam and Priscilla Hale of ALLGO
- East Austin Food Stories Screening w/ Youth Directors and Producers Naya Jones and Monique Walton
- Community Town Hall
Food for Black Thought Symposium: 2013
- Skype talk with Dr. Breeze Harper
- Community lecture with Dr. Pancho McFarland, of the Green Lots Project & author of Chicano Rap and
- Dynamic keynote with Michael Twitty
- Growing Goodness w/ Dr. Frank Guridy (Author of Forging Diaspora) and Dr. Deborah Paredez – discussion about local gardening
- Food and Gentrification Conversation | Read about it!
- Naya Jones, Food for Black Thought / PhD Candidate @ UT Austin
- Ashante Reese, Rhodes Teaching Fellow / PhD Candidate @ American University