Public support of migrant causes isn’t easy for immigrant businesses, even if such efforts go unnoticed by non-immigrants. Undocumented entrepreneurs face unique hazards. They live on the edge everyday.
Wandering around Charlotte, you’ll likely come across colorful, eye-catching murals on public buildings. Some of the most striking of them were painted by artist and activist Rosalia Torres-Weiner.
Dumplin’s and Dancin’ is a community-wide gathering where farmers, musicians, chefs, square dance callers, seed savers, dancers, and food activists come together to learn, network, eat, and have fun.
At the Southern Foodways Alliance, we often talk of using food as a lens through which to consider greater questions of identity, history, reconciliation, and justice. And we often are asked, “But why food?” At first glance, to discuss foodways may seem trivial against the backdrop of such pressing issues as social inequality, natural disasters, … Continued