Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson, author of Taking Food Public, Keynotes Food and Faith Conference


For Immediate Release
Feb 20, 2015

CONTACT: Francesca Hyatt
fhyatt@rafiusa.org
(919) 542-1396

Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson, author of Taking Food Public, to Keynote Food and Faith Conference

PFWPittsboro, NC--The Come to the Table project presents the second conference in the 2015 series “Head, Heart, and Hands.” The conference will take place on Thursday, May 28 in Elon, bringing together people of faith, local food and hunger relief advocates.

Headlining the daylong event will be keynote speaker Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson of University of Maryland College Park, author of Taking Food Public: Redefining Foodways in a Changing World and Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food & Power. Dr. Williams-Forson will provide an in-depth and interactive discussion to challenge participants to think about how issues of race and class are embedded, not only in the history of our food system, but also in the local, healthy food movement.

The event will begin at 8:00 am with a light breakfast. The day’s agenda features thirteen workshops on a variety of topics including vegetable garden cultivation, SNAP/EBT at farmers markets, food access and public policy issues.

Conference participants will enjoy a lunchtime performance by the Winston Salem-based band Roots Revival and  meals served by Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe.

The 2015 Piedmont Region Come to the Table Conference will take place on Thursday, May 28 from 8am to 5pm at Elon Community Church located at 271 N Williamson Avenue in Elon, NC

To register for the conference: rafiusa.org/cttt/conferences For questions about conference registration, please  email cttt@rafiusa.org.