Indigenous Lunch – Symposium on Food Sovereignty

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Photo by Robert Llewellyn
Photo by Robert Llewellyn

Newcomb Hall, University of Virginia

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Virginia Humanities’ Food & Community project and Virginia Indian Programs are collaborating with the University of Virginia Sustainable Food Strategy Task Force on a two-day Bicentennial Symposium event, Our Evolving Food System: from Slavery to Sovereignty.

This public, free symposium will take place at the University of Virginia (UVA) October 17-18 2018, featuring an Indigenous lunch sponsored by Food & Community on the 18th. Designed to showcase what true food sovereignty can look—and taste—like, the unconventional meal of precolonial foods will be created by a team of chefs from the I-Collective, an autonomous group of indigenous chefs, activists, herbalists, seed, and knowledge keepers from across the Americas.

The lunch exploring indigenous foodways will be served at 11:40 a.m. on October 18th in UVA’s Newcomb Hall. The lunch and symposium are free and open to the public, though RSVP is required.

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