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01 February, 2019
9:32 am
Austin's African American Cultural Heritage District , 1152 San Bernard St, Austin, Texas 78702

June 19 – 21, 2015


To commemorate Juneteenth and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, scholars, researchers, students, journalists, authors, restaurateurs, farmers, chefs, activists and anyone interested in exploring issues of race, cultural identity and power imbalance through the lens of food will gather in Austin, Texas, for an historic, first-ever conference dedicated to African American foodways.

The symposium begins on Emancipation Day with a Welcome Reception in the elegant foyer of the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. We will spend the next day and a half eating and drinking together on the historic campus of Austin’s historically black college, Huston-Tillotson University, while discussing the complex intersection of African American foodways traditions and how they have been used to define culture.