August 16 | Psyche Williams-Forson — Eating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America
WLC's partnership with Politics and Prose Bookstore continues tomorrow!
Psyche Williams-Forson — Eating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America - with Chef Rahman "Rock" Harper
Tuesday August 16, 2022
7:00 PM EST
WLC President & CEO Jimmie Williams will begin the evening with opening remarks.
Psyche A. Williams-Forson is one of our leading thinkers about food in America. In Eating While Black, she offers her knowledge and experience to illuminate how anti-Black racism operates in the practice and culture of eating. She shows how mass media, nutrition science, economics, and public policy drive entrenched opinions among both Black and non-Black Americans about what is healthful and right to eat. Distorted views of how and what Black people eat are pervasive, bolstering the belief that they must be corrected and regulated. What is at stake is nothing less than whether Americans can learn to embrace nonracist understandings and practices in relation to food.
Psyche Williams-Forson is professor and chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of Taking Food Public: Redefining Foodways in a Changing World, the award-winning Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, & Power, and her newest book, Eating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America.