City Forum: Ashanté M. Reese

Thursday Oct. 6, 2022 , 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Nourishing and Sustaining Black Lives: Provocations Toward Just and Equitable Food Systems
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This talk draws from previous ethnographic research conducted in Washington, D.C., new research on prison agriculture, and lessons learned from community-based organizations to offer insights into how we might imagine equitable food systems.

Specifically, the talk explores connections between urban food systems and the prison industrial complex and offers some thoughts for what an abolitionist framework offers food justice efforts.

Dr. Ashanté M. Reese
Assistant Professor
Department of African and African Diaspora Studies
The University of Texas at Austin