Pre-Conference Event: An Evening with Byron Hurt

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium (Rosenau 133)
Overflow Room: MHRC 0001

Please RSVP for this free event
Limited seating is available so please register early.

In line with this year’s theme of Reclaiming the Narrative, the Minority Health Conference has decided to host an in-depth look at food injustice and its impact on marginalized communities. Join us for an evening with Byron Hurt, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and professor. His most recent documentary and recipient of CNN Best Documentary Award at the American Black Film Festival, Soul Food Junkies, will be screened. In Soul Food Junkies, Hurt takes us on a fascinating historical and culinary journey exploring the soul food tradition and its ties to black cultural identity. The film delves into the positive and negative consequences of this culinary tradition. A moderated Q&A with Byron Hurt will follow. Copies of Soul Food Junkies will be available for purchase.

Reception starts at 5:30 PM in the Armfield Atrium. Documentary screening and Q&A starts at 6 PM in Rosenau 133.