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CANCELED: Author Event | Bryant Terry: Food Justice at the Intersection of Food, Politics, Poverty, Public Health and the Environment


Sunday April 5, 2020: 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby


Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

How can we provide healthy food choices for all Americans, regardless of income, geography or race? In this interactive talk, Bryant Terry shows us how the food we eat directly affects issues such as poverty, sustainability, and structural racism. How can we get healthier food into low income urban areas? What can each of us—whether urban dweller or suburbanite—do to eat healthier? And how will these choices affect everything from the environment to social justice? Terry doesn't push faddish or prescribed diets. But he will occasionally sing and even cook a meal to demonstrate how simple (and delicious) making better food choices can be. Fusing food justice and personal history, Terry shows us how to improve access to fresh food in our communities: whether that community is your campus, your workplace, your neighborhood, or just your own set of friends gathered in the kitchen. 

Bryant Terry is a James Beard Award-Winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. Since 2015 he has been the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates public programming at the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora. He is author of five books, including Afro-Vegan and The Vegetable Kingdom.

This event includes a signing with books for sale.