1/19 Westminster Presents Diversity Lecture: Food Justice
Bryant Terry speaks as part of the Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series
SALT LAKE CITY – As part of the 2010-2011 Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series, Westminster College is pleased to host a lecture by Bryant Terry entitled, “Food Justice” on Jan. 19, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory.
Bryant Terry—eco chef, food justice activist, and author of Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine—works to build a more just and sustainable food system using cooking as a tool to make visible the intersections among poverty, structural racism and food insecurity. The recipient of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Food and Society Policy Fellowship, Terry recently worked with faith- and community-based organizations in the urban south to raise awareness, develop policies and make “fresh, healthy, and culturally appropriate food affordable to community members.” In 2002, he founded b-healthy! (Build Healthy Eating and Lifestyles to Help Youth), a multi-year initiative designed to empower youth to be active in creating a more just and sustainable food system. His talk explores the concept of food justice and positions us to understand how poverty, racism and classism impact peoples’ opportunities to access healthy food and live healthy lives.
This event is free and open to the public. The presentation will be followed by an audience question-answer session. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents.
WHO: Bryant Terry, eco chef justice activist and author
WHAT: Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture: “Food Justice”
WHERE: Westminster College
Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT
WHEN: Jan. 19, 2011
About the Bastian Foundation:
The 2010–2011 Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series at Westminster College is sponsored by the B.W. Bastian Foundation. The foundation, established in 1996 by Bruce Bastian, strives to build community and understanding by supporting local and national institutions. Financial support is directed at educational outreach, cultural, and HIV/AIDS programs. A strong commitment is placed on programs and organizations that benefit, encourage, and preserve the rights of individuals and promote equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information visit www.westminstercollege.edu or follow WestminsterSLC on Twitter.