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Joseph Ewoodzie Jr. Lecture

February 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Ewoodzie lecture poster featuring an image of the book cover "Getting Something to Eat in Jackson," headshot of speaker--a male-presenting black scholar--and the date of the event - February 16th

Abstract from above poster image: Joseph Ewoodzie Jr. spent more than a year following a group of socioeconomically diverse African Americans—from upper-middle-class patrons of the city’s fine-dining restaurants to men experiencing homelessness who must organize their days around the schedules of soup kitchens. Demonstrating how “foodways”—food availability, choice, and consumption—vary greatly between classes of African Americans in Jackson, Mississippi, Ewoodzie offers new insights into the lives of Black Southerners and helps challenge the persistent homogenization of blackness in American life.

Join us for a Zoom lecture session that promises to reveal the complexities of the phrase “you are what you eat.” Co-sponsored by AADS, Architecture, C21, Geography, Sociology, and Urban Studies.

Register here for the Zoom session!



February 16
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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