Black Food: Celebration and Struggle

A Bi-Coastal Conversation

Chef/author extraordinaire Bryant Terry joins renowned, pioneering New York urban farmer Karen Washington in a conversation about the influence of Black culture on American culinary traditions and farming and what we need to do to radically transform our food system so that it can bring health and equity rather than disease and deprivation to communities of color. This is a historic occasion: Two of the leading lights of the movement to bring healthful food to disenfranchised urban communities and revitalize Black culinary traditions come together from opposite coasts on a stage for the first time. Bryant, in the Black vegan vanguard for many years, Chef-in-residence at MOAD (Museum of the African Diaspora) in San Francisco, and Karen Washington, the revered and highly influential godmother of urban farming, will discuss their work, the current situation of our food system, and their strategies to build a movement that will take us where we need to go. 

Chestnut Room

May 15th | 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm


Bryant Terry
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
Karen Washington
Co-Owner and Farmer
Rise & Root Farm
Arty Mangan
Restorative Food Systems Director
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