On Wednesday, January 16 BSU members and others will be attending a screening of “Soul Food Junkies”, a film which explores the history and social significance of soul food to black cultural identity and its effect on African American health, good and bad. Soul food will also be used as the lens to investigate the dark side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that has been born in its wake.
All students and families are welcome to attend. Students interested in attending should speak to Mr. Zarazua about the permission slip and more information. There is no cost and interested participants should meet at the Asian Cultural Center (388 9th Street, Suite 290-between Franklin and Webster-Right next to 12th Street BART station).
6:00 pm – Enjoy delicious food from local chefs
6:45 pm – Screening of Soul Food Junkies
7:45 pm – Panel Discussion w. Director Byron Hurt + Local Leaders
Our Panel Discussion will include:
Byron Hurt, Director of Soul Food Junkies and Hip Hop: Beyond Beats ad Rhymes
Ashara Ekundayo, Co-founder of Hub Oakland and Green for All Fellow
Dr. Gail P. Myers, Founder of Farms to Grow
Doria Robinson, Executive Director of Urban Tilth
Moderated by Saqib Keval, Founder of the People’s Kitchen
Link to movie trailer: