Date: September 28, 2012
Time: 11:00 am  to  9:30 pm

The “Food for Black Thought” symposium will explore Black experiences with food and the food system, past and present, in Austin and beyond. Scholars and community organizers will come together for discussions about the social, political, and economic aspects of food.

Highlights of the event including a screening of the new documentary “Soul Food Junkies” on Friday at 7 pm. Director Byron Hurt, whose previous film is the award-winning “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” will be on hand to answer questions.

The event kicks off on Saturday with an 11 am brunch and a 12:15 pm town hall meeting where community members can share their concerns, experiences, and ideas about food in Austin. The Saturday keynote at 2:15 pm will be delivered by chef, culinary historian, and journalist Toni Tipton Martin, the founder and director of the SANDE Youth Project.

A complete schedule is online.

For more information, contact Naya Jones,

Locations: University of Texas, Jester A232A (Warfield Center for African and African American Studies); and George Washington Carver Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St.