Cookbooks might not be an obvious flag for the LGBT community to fly. But it’s exactly that that makes them so unexpectedly powerful.
Watch Clay Risen and Fawn Weaver discuss the story of Nearest Green, the black man who taught Jack Daniels to distill whiskey. This presentation, Whiskey and Credit, is from the 2018 Winter Symposium.
Moni Basu writes for CNN and teaches in the MFA program in Narrative Nonfiction at the University of Georgia. At SFA’s Winter Symposium she reflected on the power of stories.
At the 2018 Winter Symposium in Birmingham, Washington DC food writer and dining critic David Hagedorn shared his experience as a gay man from a Alabama.
At the 2018 Winter Symposium, Ralph Eubanks and Tom Ward had a conversation about SFA’s re-release of Still Hungry in America. Watch Eubanks and Ward discuss the book, and the lingering importance of these images for conversations about modern poverty and food justice.
Watch Julia Turshen’s presentation on food and activism from the 2018 Winter Symposium.
Rosalind Bentley shared the story of her Aunt Lucy, a hostess of the civil rights movement in Albany, Georgia. Watch her presentation at the Winter symposium.
La Victoria opened the Winter Symposium with a concert that included several corridos. Watch them here, if you were not able to enjoy them in Birmingham.
Iliana Rocha earned her PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma and lives with her three chihuahuas Nilla, Beans, and Migo.