Co-sponsored Event | Food Literacy for All Series: “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, A Talk about Food and Racial Justice”

April 2, 2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Launched in 2017, Food Literacy for All is a community-academic partnership course based at the University of Michigan. Structured as an evening lecture series, Food Literacy for All features different guest speakers each week to address challenges and opportunities of diverse food systems. The course is free and open to the public.

You can find more information here: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/sustainablefoodsystems/foodliteracyforall. Please contact [email protected] with questions.

The class will be available on Zoom. Video recordings will be published after each class on the SFSI website, YouTube, and our social media pages.

Date Speaker Talk Title
January 16
*In person at UMMA*
Shiloh Maples “Food as Resistance”
January 23 Christy Spackman “The Taste of Water”
January 30 Labor Organizers panel: Laura MacIntyre (ROC United), Laura Nadal (Justice for Migrant Women) “There’s Power in a Union: Organizing Workers in the Food System”
February 6 shakara tyler, Joe Ciadella The History and Future of Food in Detroit
February 13 Helen Zoe Veit “Small Appetites, history of children’s food culture”
February 20 TBD TBD
March 5 Ashanté M. Reese “How Nostalgia Shapes Food Stories from Deanwood to Sugarland”
March 12 Reem Kassis “Cuisine in Context: The History, Evolution, and Challenges of Palestinian Food”
March 19 Jahi Chappell “Agroecology and food security in Brazil”
March 26 Blain Snipstal TBD
April 2 Marcia Chatelain “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, A Talk about Food and Racial Justice”
April 9 Sarah Levy Inuit Seal Hunters
April 16
*In person at 140 Lorch Hall*
Ten UM Faculty Fast Food for Thought is an annual event where a group of interdisciplinary UM SFSI faculty and staff affiliates give a series of 5-minute talks related to food and/or agriculture.
April 23 shakara tyler, Margot Finn Class synthesis