Spring 2021 – Food and Race Reading Group

Indigenous Food Sovereignty: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health

Edited by: Devon A. Mihesuah and Elizabeth Hoover

The WVU Center for Resilient Communities, in partnership with the Food Justice Lab, is starting session 2 of the online Food and Race Reading Group.

Join us every Friday in March and April from 12:00PM – 1:00PM for lunch and facilitated discussions of “Indigenous Food Sovereignty: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health” edited by Devon A. Mihesuah and Elizabeth Hoover.  The book can be found at most major book-sellers and as an e-book at WVU Libraries.If you have any questions about the reading group, please contact Amanda Marple at amarple1@mail.wvu.edu



The WVU Food Justice Lab is an experimental space for research and action focused on challenging food system inequalities. We are housed in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University.  In addition to working with research partners we mentor, advise and support students working on food, environmental and development issues while they pursue degrees in geography and related fields at the Ph.D., M.A. and undergraduate levels at WVU. Students affiliated with the Food Justice Lab participate in seminars, research, and real-world problem solving associated with our on-going projects.  Students are also encouraged and supported to experiment with new ways of combining learning, research, and action to create alternative futures.

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