AAG 2019: Radical Food Geographies and Scholar Activist/Activist Scholar Convenings

I’m excited to be both a presenter and a participant at food and justice-focused events at this year’s American Association of Geographers annual meeting in Washington, D.C. It was lovely to host many of my colleagues from LSE and beyond in New Orleans last year, and to welcome geographers from across the world to a ‘History of the Land’ workshop at Grow Dat Youth Farm.

Today, April 2, the conference launches with a pre-workshop in Radical Food Geographies hosted by the AAG Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group and the FJSAAS (Food Justice Scholar Activist/Activist Scholar Community of Practice).

On April 4, I’ll be helping facilitate a discussion on the Food Justice Scholar-Activism/Activist Scholarship in Geography panel (aka FJSAAS). Check out the awesome community of practice being built of food scholar activists/activists scholars FJSAAS here.

On April 7, I’m presenting new research ‘Foodscape Lagniappe: Philanthropy in the “new” New Orleans’ in the session Transformation of what, for whom, by whom? (II): Agency and pathways of change.

As sad as I am to be missing N.K. Jemisin as the writer-in-residence at Newcomb at Tulane this week (!!!), spending time with this community of food workers and thinkers is a pretty solid consolation prize.

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