CO-SPONSORED EVENT | Freedom, Food & Fat: Reclaiming our bodies and our world from oppressive weight hierarchies, as part of anti-racism, environmental justice, and more…
“Freedom, Food & Fat: Reclaiming our bodies and our world from oppressive weight hierarchies, as part of anti-racism, environmental justice, and more…”
Marilyn Wann is a fat activist, author, and weight diversity speaker. She published the FAT!SO? book, which discusses feeling good about yourself at any weight—and having the style and attitude to back it up. Wann has been giving weight diversity talks around the world since 1995.
Chef Fresh Roberson is a self-described “engineering and physics nerd turned chef.” They lead community-based edible activism among communities of color and with elder and youth populations. Chef Fresh advocates for accessible, quality, and affirming health care for all, centering POC, queer, GNC, trans, and fat folks.
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. Food Literacy for All is free and open to the public.
The winter 2022 course begins on Tuesday evening, January 11, 2022. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com or find more information here: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/sustainablefoodsystems/foodliteracyforall
Jan 11: Margot Finn, Winona Bynum, Lilly Fink Shapiro
Jan 18: Emily Contois
Jan 25: Marilyn Wann and Chef Fresh
Feb 1: Fatima Stanford
Feb 8: Marcus Coleman and Angela Chalk
Feb 15: Priya Fielding-Singh
Feb 22: Hi’ilei Hobart
March 8: Deanna Belleny
March 15: Ashanté Reese and Malik Yakini
March 22: Savala Nolan
March 29: Small Grocer Panel
April 5: TBD
April 12: Fast Food for Thought
April 19: Final Food Literacy class
Food Literacy for All is hosted by the UM Sustainable Food Systems Initiative. The 2022 course is supported by the CEW+ Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, the Residential College, the School of Public Health’s Department of Nutritional Sciences, the Taubman Institute, the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, the Department of American Culture, and the Department of Anthropology.