DAY 1: Wednesday, October 17th, 4:00 - 7:00pm @ The Carver Recreation Center, Downtown Charlottesville
4:00 Opening of Symposium
4:15 Author Talk
Kelley Fanto Deetz, Bound to the Fire: How Virginia's Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine
5:15 Cooking Talk
Leni Sorensen, former African American Culinary Historian at Monticello
Leni will be talking about the history and creation of dishes, which will be served as hor d'oeuvres.
DAY 2: Thursday, October 18th, 9:00am - 4:00pm @ Newcomb 3rd Floor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
9:00 Keynote Talk - Newcomb Theater (basement)
Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
10:15: First Two Panels
1A: The Persistence of Legacies of Slavery in Today's Food System - South Meeting Room
1B: Community-Based Practical and Policy Solutions for Making a Difference Today and Tomorrow - Commonwealth Room
11:50 Pop-up Lunch - Newcomb Ballroom
I-Collective indigenous chefs and Vicky Ferguson will give a 15 minute presentation followed by food served.
1:10: Second Two Panels
2A: UVA Founding Food System - South Meeting Room
2B: Transforming Legacies of Harm in Today's Food System - Commonwealth Room
2:45: Participatory Action Circle:Towards Food Sovereignty: From Ideas to Action - Newcomb Ballroom
Join this participatory conversation to identify strategies for advancing food sovereignty through university and community actions. Participants will synthesize and reflect on ideas gathered throughout the day, and identify strategies that have the greatest possible ease of implementation and great possible impact.
Sponsored by the University of Virginia Bicentennial with funding provided by the Alumni Board of Trustees, UVA Office for Sustainability and UVA Committee on Sustainability, UVA Dining, The President's, Commission on Slavery and the University, The Office of the Vice President & Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, Institute for Environmental Negotiation, UVA School of Architecture, Virginia Humanities, UVA School of Nursing, Virginia Indian Programs, Charlottesville Food Justice Network, Eze Amos Photography, KellyBronze Turkey Farm, feast!, Morven Programs