Just Food Symposium: Racial Equity in KY Food Systems

“Just Food: Symposium on Racial Equity in KY Food Systems” will bring nationally recognized scholars together with local activists, UKY scholars, and Lexington community members for discussion of racial inequity in our food system. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Breakfast, 8:30 – 9:00 AM
Panel and Q&A 1, 9:00 – 10:15 AM
Introduction to Racialization in Food Systems

Moderator: Dr. Priscilla McCutcheon (UKY, Geography)
Elizabeth Vega (Artivists, STL)
Jed DeBruin (UKY, Geography
Dr. Rosalind Harris (UKY, Community & Leadership Development)
Heather Hyden (UKY, Community & Leadership Development)
Panel and Q&A 2, 10:30 – 11:45 AM
Organizing Around Food Justice

Moderator: Dr. Rosalind Harris (UKY, Community Leadership & Development)
Eric Avery (Soul Fire Farm, BIPOC Farmer Immersion Graduate)
Christine Smith (Executive Director, SeedLeaf)
Cagney Coomer (UKY Biology; NERD Squad Founder)
Haley Turner (Castlewood Community Market Intern)
Lunch, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Panel and Q&A 3, 1:00 – 2:15 PM
Food, Racialization, and the City

Moderator: Dr. Chhaya Kolavalli (UKY, Center for Equality and Social Justice)
Dr. Kristin Reynolds (Independent Scholar)
Dr. Ashante Reese (UMBC, Geography & Environmental Systems)
Bailey Loosemore (Louisville Courier Journal)
Leandra Forman (Operations Manager, FoodChain)
Keynote, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson (UMD, American Studies)
“Worry about yourself”: The Politics of Food Shaming and Policing in Black Communities

Catered Reception to follow

6-8 PM, West 6th Greenroom (109. W. Main)

Heavy appetizers provided by Daughters’ Southern; Drink tickets distributed at the door. Symposium attendance not necessary. Parking available on street, or at CentrePointe Garage (111 W. Vine).

Parking Instructions

A limited number of parking spots will be reserved at the venue, the Hilary J. Boone Center. Please indicate, on the RSVP form, whether you will need one of these spots.