Join the Religious Studies Program on May 5th from 2:30 to 3:30PM in Sterling Hall 1310 for Sacred, Food, Land: A conversation with Leaders of Native American and African Diasporic Foodways Revivals. An interview/conversation with Elena Terry and Yusuf Bin Rella, Wisconsin leaders in the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, Wild Bearies and the TradeRoots Culinary Collective, focusing particularly on reviving and revising foodways as sacred practices in current land and food sovereignty movements. This event aims to delve into an important but under-explored and yet integral aspect of Native American and African Diasporic food movements: their connections to sacred narratives and rituals, cosmologies and spiritual embodiment in people, communities, lands, and food. While some aspects are so sacred that they cannot be discussed outside of their communities or certain ritual contexts, appropriate attention to these food movements as sacred revivals in public representation and media, guided by community leaders, can advance understanding of their value and significance to a shared future.
Sponsored by Religious Studies and Folklore with Support from the Our Shared Future Project