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The Color of Food: Exploring American Foodways through the lens of racial justice.

Please join us for this six-week series presented by Derrick Weston. This will run from 7-8 pm on Mondays May 31, June 7,14,21,29, and July 5.

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About Derrick Weston:

Derrick Weston has spent the last two decades working in churches and community-based nonprofits in Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, Oregon, and now Maryland. He manages the Rockrose community farm on the city’s east end. Derrick received his Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary, a certification in health ministry from Wesley Theological seminary and was a part of the Re:Generate Fellowship on food, faith, and ecology through Wake Forest University. Derrick is the co-host of the Food and Faith Podcast and the producer of the short documentary “A Wilderness Like Eden: Stories of Food and Faith”. He and his wife Shannon have four children and live outside of Baltimore. 

The Color of Food: Exploring American Foodways Through the Lens of Racial Justice.

May 31st – The Color of Food – Introduction, Why we Should Use Food “Apartheid” Instead of “Desert” Texts: Food and Faith Podcast, Episode 1: Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III “The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming” by Natasha Bowens https://www.guernicamag.com/karen-washington-its-not-a-food-desert-its-food-apartheid/

June 7– Disconnected: Losing Land and Connection to Nature Texts: “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship to African and Americans to the Great Outdoors” by Carolyn Finney

Session #2

June 14 – What We Brought With Us – How African Food Practices Shaped America. Text: “The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South” by Michael Twitty, “Taste The Nation, ep. 4: The Gullah Way” (Hulu Series)The Great Migration- Bringing the rural south to the urban north 

June 21 – The Great Migration- Bringing the Rural South to the Urban North. Text: “The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food” by Marcus Samuelsson, “The Warmth of Other Sons: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson, “Our Harlem: Seven Days of Cooking Music and Soul at the Red Rooster” by Marcus Samuelsson (Audible exclusive series)

June 29 – Junk: Malnutrition and Environmental Racism – Texts: “The Devasting Consequences of Unequal Food Access” by Lyndsey Hayes-Maslow in Union of Concerned Scientists Journal, Food and Faith Podcast, ep. 50: Michael Malcolm

July 5– Edible Activism: Food Justice is Racial Justice Texts: TED talk: Ron Finley, A Guerrilla Gardener in South Central L.A., “Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land” by Leah Penniman

Links to videos and readings will be provided prior to each session.

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