Just Food: Food and the Carceral System (2022-2023) Campus Kitchen’s annual event series examines the many ways in which the food system interacts with issues of justice.
Join Campus Kitchen for the 2022-2023 event series Just Food: Food and the Carceral System. This year’s series examines the ways in which food systems interplay with the carceral system.
Register here for the events listed below:
Food Policy in the Carceral System with Forrest Behne ’14
Monday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.
Alumnus Forrest Behne ’14 will speak about the experience of eating in the carceral system as well as his research on carceral policy as part of the UNC Re-Envisioning Health and Justice Lab.
Last Meal Exhibit Artist’s Talk with Jackie Black
Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.
Artist Jackie Black will talk about the intention and process behind her exhibit, “JACKIE BLACK: last meal…” which portrays the last meal requests of inmates sentenced to death. The exhibit will be on display in the Lykes Atrium in Wilson Hall from Nov. 7 to Dec. 8. More information on this and other fall exhibits can be found here.
Second Annual Indigenous Community Meal Presented by the Native American Student Organization and the Campus Kitchen at W&L
Monday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m.
Location: Evan’s Dining Hall
Join the Native American Student Organization and the Campus Kitchen at W&L for the second annual Indigenous Community Meal. The evening will feature a menu that highlights indigenous ingredients and techniques, as well as guided discussions around the history of colonization in America, indigenous sovereignty and the complexities of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Ethics in the Carceral Food System with Professor Howard Pickett
Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.
Location: Northen Auditorium
Professor Howard Pickett will discuss the ethical frameworks through which we can approach questions about the structure of carceral systems. This event is presented by the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability.
Food, Violence, and the Maryland Correctional Food System with Kanav Kathuria
Monday, Jan. 23 at 6p.m.
Kanav Kathuria, cofounder of the Maryland Food and Prison Abolition Project, will discuss the history and work of the MFPAP including their landmark report Food, Violence, and the Maryland Correctional Food System.
Dinner and Discussion: Prison Gardens and Horticulture Therapy
Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.
Location: Hillel Multipurpose Room
Join the Campus Kitchen for a dinner and discussion about the complexities of prison gardening projects and horticulture therapy.
Garden Exchange with Professor Mae Hey and the Virginia Tech Indigenous Community Garden
Thursday, March 17 from 2-5 p.m. (rain date: Thursday, March 24)
Location: W&L Campus Garden
Students and faculty involved with the Virginia Tech Indigenous Community Garden will visit the W&L Campus Garden for shared learning, outdoor cooking and a communal meal. This event follows a visit last school year by W&L students to Virginia Tech’s garden.
Reentry and Public Assistance with Daniel Sullivan of Enroll Virginia
Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m.
Location: Northen Auditorium
Daniel Sullivan of Enroll Virginia will speak about his experience navigating the public benefits system with individuals transitioning out of correctional facilities.
To learn more and to stay up-to-date on programming, visit the Just Food webpage.
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