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Join Us For The Annual Cultural Studies Food Matter Week


Join us to educate your palate and your mind during the annual Cultural Studies Food Matters Week featuring tastings and talks on food justice around the world. These ACS-approved events will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Falvey Library’s Room 205. Both events, co-sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program and Falvey Memorial Library, are free and open to the public.

Samrah Shoaib: Tuesday, Oct. 18

Samrah Shoaib will join us on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 4:30 p.m. in Falvey Library’s room 205 to talk about Hibiscus Tea and Social Justice. Shoaib is the Program Manager of the New York Botanical Garden’s Humanities Institute and a trained community herbalist. Hibiscus Tea with traditional sweet potato pie from Sweet T’s Bakery in Redding Terminal Market will be served.

Joe Haber: Thursday, Oct. 20 

Joe Haber will join us on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Falvey Library’s room 205 to talk about Native American food. Haber is the owner of Tomahawks, an indigenous taco shop, whose menu is inspired by Native American cuisine. Haber’s ancestry on his mother’s side is of the Mohawk people. Haber will be serving tacos from his restaurant.


 


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Join us at the 2021 Cultural Studies Food Matters Week Events


Join us to educate your palate and your mind during the annual Cultural Studies Food Matters Week involving tastings and talks on food justice around the world. The theme of the series this year is Black-Owned Restaurants Building Community.

From Monday, Oct. 18 through Wednesday, Oct. 20, three influential black-owned businesses from the Philadelphia-area will be highlighted: Down North Pizza, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, and Dre’s Homemade Water Ice & Ice Cream. Events will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library.

Delicious food samplings from each restaurant will be served at each event!

In addition to learning more about these successful local black-owned businesses, attendees will also have the chance to hear from Karyn Hollis, PhD, Director of Cultural Studies Program. Dr. Hollis share some information about the benefits and process of applying to the Cultural Studies Program. Visit the Cultural Studies website to learn more about the program.

For those already taking Cultural Studies Program courses, please feel free to check out Falvey Memorial Library’s Cultural Studies Research guide, compiled and maintained by Jutta Seibert, Director of Research Services & Scholarly Engagement, who is the subject librarian for Cultural Studies.

This event series, co-sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open Villanova students, faculty, staff, and friends. All events are ACS approved.

Please join us to be a part of these exciting events, sample some amazing food, and to learn more about the Cultural Studies Program!


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Regina Duffy is a Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.

 



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Last Modified: October 11, 2021