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Yousuf Karsh, Martha Graham, 1948 © Yousuf Karsh, Gift of Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh. National Portrait Gallery

Author Talk with Dr. Ashante Reese: Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

Author Talk with Dr. Ashante Reese: Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.
July620192:00pm
In her book, Black Food Geographies, Reese examines the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents' navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution systems. Linking these local food issues to the national problem of systemic racism, the author examines the history of the majority-Black Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, D.C.  Image courtesy of the author.

NOTE:  This program is part of an author series in conjunction with the exhibition A Right to the City and will take place at the Deanwood Library, 1350 49th St NE 

Dr. Reese is a professor of anthropology at Spelman College. She completed her Doctorate in anthropology (with a specialization in race, gender, and social justice) at American University in 2015 where she also earned a Masters in Public Anthropology in 2013. Her dissertation, “Groceries and Gardens: Race, Place, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.” explores food access and community building. Since Fall 2016, she has taught courses in the newly developed Food Studies Program at Spelman as one of the core faculty members. 

This program is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and in partnership with DC Public Library.

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Categories

Lectures & Discussions


Sponsor

Anacostia Community Museum


Event Location

Deanwood Library, 1350 49th St NE


Related Exhibition

A Right to the City