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Cultural Studies Food Matters Week: October 17-19

Enhance your palate and your mind during the annual Cultural Studies Food Matters Week featuring tastings and talks on food justice around the world. Faculty, staff, students, and friends are invited to join us to learn more about food and social justice and sample delicious cuisine! These ACS-approved events, co-sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program and Falvey Library, are free and open to the public.

Events begin at 6 p.m. in Falvey Library’s room 205.

Tuesday, Oct. 17 

Philadelphia-based chef and activist Kurt Evans will be joining us to talk about how he uses food as a vehicle to talk about issues concerning mass incarceration and systematic racism. You can learn more about Chef Kurt’s work here.

Wednesday, Oct. 18 

Eemon Ghasemiyeh, activist and educator at New Roots Institute (formerly Factory Farming Awareness Coalition), will be joining us to talk about the conditions animals are raised in, the environmental impacts, and actions to create a more just food system. You can learn more about Eemon Ghasemiyeh’s work here.

Thursday, Oct. 19 

Join us for a talk by Arielle Ashford, chef and co-founder of Unity Taqueria, which is dedicated to serving up the best Tex-Mex tacos, burritos, nachos, and queso you’ve ever had, while investing in the community and people living in recovery and those returning from the justice system. Unity Taqueria is part of a family of community-driven businesses and organizations, including Unity Yoga and Unity Recovery in Manayunk. You can learn more about Unity Taqueria here.






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Last Modified: October 4, 2023

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