Juneteenth 2020 with Michael W Twitty

Juneteenth - How does Michael approach this topic?

On June 19th, 1865, the last enslaved people held in bondage in Texas were emancipated. From that day on a yearly celebration of emancipation evolved to remind us that food goes hand in hand with celebration and liberation. Join Michael W. Twitty for a stirring conversation and dialogue on the power of African American foodways to transmit wisdom and communicate techniques for survival and emotional well being. Challenged by COVID-19 and the ongoing search for racial equity, Juneteenth comes just in time to give us nourishment and hope. We will go over the Juneteenth tradition and explore the ways food has been used and can be used to help us grow beyond our present challenges.

About Michael W. Twitty

Michael is a two times James Beard award winner and culinary historian and food writer from the Washington D.C. area. He blogs at Afroculinaria.com. He’s appeared on Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern, Many Rivers to Cross with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, and has lectured to over 450 groups around the world. He has served as a judge for the James Beard Awards and is a fellow with the Southern Foodways Alliance and TED and was the first Revolutionary in Residence at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Southern Living named Twitty, one of "Fifty People Changing the South and the Root.com added him to their 100 most influential African Americans under 45. (Beyonce beat him out as number one).” He also made the Jewish Forwards list of most influential American Jews. Harper Collins released Twitty’s The Cooking Gene, in 2017, tracing his ancestry through food from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom, a finalist for The Kirkus Prize and The Art of Eating Prize and a third place winner of Barnes & Noble's Discover New Writer's Awards in Nonfiction. THE COOKING GENE WON the 2018 James Beard Award for best writing as well as book of the year, making him the first Black author so awarded. his piece on visiting Ghana in Bon Appetit was included in Best Food Writing in 2019 and was nominated for a 2019 James Beard Award.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I have access to this course?
You will have access to this course through at least the end of January 2021 if not longer!
What should I expect from this talk?
This is a recording of the live session that Michael delivered on Juneteenth 2020. You will hear a short introduction of Michael and it is 95% Michael talking to the group. There are a handful of questions from the live participants at the end. Have your pen/pencil ready to take lots of notes. Michael is a deep well of knowledge!

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