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Food is Power: Feeding Movements of Black Resistance Then and Now
Led by the author of Power Hungry: Women of the Black Panther Party and Freedom Party and Their Fight to Feed a Movement Dr. Suzanne Cope, join us as we interrogate how food has fueled social and political movements of the past and present, such as the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s and Black Lives Matter in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. This dialogue will feature scholars and activists of past and present including former Black Panther member Cleo Silver, Executive Director of FoodLab Detroit Devita Davison, and Allegra Massaro, co- founder of Fuel the People.
In-person tickets include admission to our exhibition African/American: Making the Nation’s Table (doors open at 6pm) along with two glasses of wine or non-alcoholic beverage.
Copies of Power Hungry will be available for signature + purchase on the night of the event or can be ordered online from our bookstore partner, BEM.
*This is an in-person event. You must show photo ID and proof of COVID vaccine to attend this event.
Suzanne Cope, PhD is a narrative journalist and food studies scholar with a focus on food as a tool for social and political change. In addition to her books POWER HUNGRY and SMALL BATCH (2014), she has written about food and culture for the New York Times, The Atlantic, BBC, Food & Wine, among others. She also actively publishes and presents in academic forums and teaches courses on writing and food movements at New York University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.