Summer Symposium Spotlight | Victoria Boulabasis

Victoria Bouloubasis is a journalist and food writer based in Durham. Her work explores identity and food, and their connection to labor, migration, and farmworker’s rights. Her work has been featured in Guernica, The Guardian, Modern Farmer, and she currently runs the food section as an associate editor at INDY Week.

In the past she has worked with the SFA to produce a short film, Un Buen Carnicero, about  butcher shop in Carrborro. Tolo, a Mexican immigrant, has worked behind the counter at Cliff’s Meat Market for 19 years. The film goes behind the courtesies of the butcher’s counter on the eve of Independence Day to explore the complex realities of immigrant life while celebrating America’s freedom and questioning its convenience.

This year at the Summer Symposium in Charlotte, Victoria will present our Oral History Cavalcade. Highlighting the oral history projects the SFA has taken on in Charlotte, Victoria will offer context to the stories shared.

You can watch Victoria’s presentation and catch up with the SFA’s most recent oral histories at the Summer Symposium on Saturday morning. Find the schedule, and more details about the symposium here. Remember, symposium guests must have current memberships, so if you haven’t renewed for 2017, now’s a good time!