Friday, November 18, 2022

For communities at the margins, food has long served as a tool for self-expression, empowerment, and solidarity, and connectedness—and it has been a crucial part of movements for justice and equality. In our first in-person event of the Conversations on Food Justice series, we’ll explore the role that food has played in the social movements that have shaped our nation’s history. Moderated by Award-winning journalist and historian Cynthia Greenlee, and featuring historian Monica M. White and community activist and historic Ben’s Chili Bowl owner Virginia Ali, this panel will share stories about the evolution of food and social movements, and share reflections on how we can continue to use food in the fight for justice.


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    Cynthia Greenlee Moderator

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    Virginia Ali Ben's Chili Bowl

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    Dr. Monica M. White, Ph.D. Distinguished Chair of Integrated Environmental Studies (2021-25), Associate Professor of Environmental Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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