Food and Culture Matters: Health, Diet, and History in African American Communities
This panel discussion will focus on how health and culture interact through food. The discussion will include the role of food in culture, and in health epidemics such as obesity and diabetes.
Panelists include Eric J. Bailey, medical anthropologist and author of "Food Choice and Obesity in Black America: Creating a New Cultural Diet," and Psyche Williams-Forson, food and gender historian and author of "Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power." The moderator will be Cristina Huebner Torres, Program Director of Research and Wellness at the Caring Health Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building