Corbin Evans: 5 Things You Should Know

Corbin shared his thoughts on this year’s Symposium question, “Who is welcome at the Welcome Table?” “My goal is to serve good food to people who love to eat good food. That sounds pretty welcoming. However, that is also a very simple way of looking at what I do. It does not take into account access, affordability or acceptance. I think if the really Welcome Table could eliminate these potential barriers, then we would all eat better together.”

Meet Karl Worley of Nashville’s Biscuit Love Truck

Karl Worley and his wife, Sarah tootle around town in the Biscuit Love Truck, serving up hot biscuits with homegrown ingredients (including the requisite Nashville hot chicken). Founded in 2012, the couple serves mean biscuit sandwiches out of their Airstream trailer at farmers’ markets, festivals, and office parks. One of their fan favorites, the Gertie, … Continued

Meet Charles Phan, SFA Symposium Chef

Born in Da Lat, Vietnam, Phan and his family left Vietnam and relocated to Guam after the war ended in 1975. From Guam, they went to San Francisco, where Charles attended high school and studied architecture at UC-Berkeley. With ten members in the family and parents working full-time, Charles quickly became the cook for every … Continued

Setting the Homeless Table

Joseph “Piko” Ewoodzie, visiting instructor of sociology at Kenyon College, will continue the discussion of “Who’s welcome at the Welcome Table?” by inviting the homeless to the conversation.

Kevin Gillespie: 5 Things You Should Know

Kevin Gillespie grew up in Locust Grove, Georgia, just a stone’s throw south of Atlanta. His grandparents, aunts, uncles, and 9 cousins all lived on the same street.

A Granddaughter’s Discovery of her Brave Grandfather, Booker Wright

Writer and filmmaker, Yvette Johnson made an incredible discovery about her late grandfather, Mack “Booker” Wright. During this year’s Symposium, Johnson will share how she came to know her grandfather and why his story is still relevant more than forty years after his death in 1973.

Congratulations, CIW!

The Clinton Foundation recently announced that it will present the Coalition of Immokalee Workers with a Clinton Global Citizen Award at this year’s Annual Meeting. The award honors “outstanding individuals who exemplify global citizenship through their vision and leadership.” The CIW’s human rights activism through the Campaign for Fair Food, the Fair Food Program, and the Anti-Slavery Campaign certainly merit this recognition. … Continued