Please join the Culinaria community in welcoming Naya Jones (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Tabitha Robin (University of Winnipeg) for a conversation about the intersections of Black and Indigenous food sovereignty. The collaborative conversation between these two scholar-activists sheds light on the persistent challenges of the myriad intersections of food and social justice, and what those challenges mean when viewed through critical engagements of culture, embodiment, and the translation between knowledge and practice. They will share further readings and resources.
Hosted in partnership with Centennial College, “Intersections of Black and Indigenous Food Sovereignty: A Conversation” will take place as a webinar on Wednesday, March 10, 5:00-6:30pm EST/4:00-5:30pm CST/2:00-3:30pm PST. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for webinar link.
Tabitha Robin (she/her/hers) is a mixed ancestry Cree researcher, educator, and writer. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Manitoba, studying Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the Faculty of Social Work and the Department of Native Studies. She spends much of her time on the land, working with her people, and learning traditional Cree food practices.
Naya Jones PhD (she/her/hers) is a critical geographer and cultural worker. She studies Black geographies of food and healing in North and Latin America using a range of methods, from oral history to community arts. Inspired by her Blaxicana lineage (African-American and Xicana), her research both archives and reimagines Black traditional knowledge for the future. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Core Faculty in Global and Community Health at the University of California Santa Cruz.