Jewish Foodways

Join Dr. Hasia Diner, Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at NYU, as she discusses the development of southern foodways through the Jewish perspective. No registration is required. Visit the library’s online calendar for the Zoom link. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Indigenous Southern Foodways

Join Dr. Margaret Scarry, Director, and Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as she discusses the impact Indigenous cultures have had on the foods and flavors used to create southern food. No registration is required. Visit the library’s online calendar for the Zoom link. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida

African American Southern Foodways

Join Dr. Martha Bireda, Director of the Blanchard House Museum in Punta Gorda, Florida, as she discusses the development of southern foodways through the African American perspective. No registration required. Visit the library’s online calendar for the Zoom link. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any

Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Southern Foodways

Join Dr. Sarah Fouts, University of Maryland Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies, as she discusses the influence Caribbean cultures have had on southern foodways, and vice versa. No registration required. Visit the library’s online calendar for the Zoom link. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for

Latin Southern Foodways

Join Dr. Simone Delerme, McMullan Associate Professor of Southern Studies and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Mississippi, as she discusses the influence Latin cultures have had on southern food and culture. No registration required. Visit the library’s online calendar for the Zoom link. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. Funding for this program was provided through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with

Food Memories of Asia

In this final conversation of the series, we will celebrate the cultural heritage and cuisine of Asian Americans in Gainesville. Using food as a focal point, this discussion examines the possibilities and challenges of maintaining a sense of culture and home in Gainesville.

Madan Sara

The Madan Sara documentary tells the stories of these indefatigable women who work at the margins to make Haiti’s economy run. Despite facing intense hardship and social stigma, the hard work of the Madan Sara puts their children through school, houses their families, and helps to ensure a better life for generations to come. This film amplifies the calls of the Madan Sara as they speak directly to society to share their dreams for a more equitable Haiti.

Gainesville’s Food Producers

What challenges face Gainesville’s farmers? How have they tried to circumvent the problems posed by COVID-19? What measures are they taking to protect their customers? This panel brings together farmers from Gainesville and surrounding areas to explore how they are harvesting crops.

Dishes of African and the African Diaspora

This discussion will look at the African diet before colonization. What were the common spices used by Africans across the continent? How has colonization transformed food throughout the African Diaspora? Can food be decolonized? This event takes its audience on a culinary journey with speakers throughout the African Diaspora to discuss cooking techniques of the past and present. This event is unded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project

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