In this engaging web series, PBS explores hot-button phrases and what they really mean. The Welfare episode includes a discussion from scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term “intersectionality;” along with appearances from Jordan Temple of MTV’s Decoded, and journalist Tracie McMillan.
Logan Symposium • April 28, 2017
It was a real honor to share the stage with Ailsa Chang (“Planet Money”), Suki Kim (Without You, There is No Us), Shane Bauer (Mother Jones), and James Jones (Frontline) to discuss the complexities of undercover reporting at the Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting hosted by the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley.
Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium • Oct. 14, 2016
Jiffy corn muffin mix is the second-most sold dry grocery item in the U.S. Maseca is used in more than two-thirds of all corn tortillas in Mexico. Yet the food world tends to sneer at them both. By tracing the origin stories of these two iconic corn mixes, I explore how America’s current romance with kitchen labor can edify longstanding inequities of race and gender—and remind us that we live, and eat, in the present.
Full text of my talk can be read here.
Michigan Radio • Dec. 8, 2014
When Whole Foods opened in Detroit, there were questions on whether or not the vast majority of Detroit could afford the upscale grocer. Goals were set into place to make the grocer more accessible to the citizens of Detroit. The results, however, have been a mixed bag.
Here, I discuss piece for Slate and FERN, “Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?” with Michigan Radio’s Cynthia Canty.
HuffPost Live • Nov. 21, 2014
“Is it Whole Foods’ job to help poor people eat well?” they asked me on HuffPost Live.
“Only when the CEO starts saying it is,” says I.
James Beard Foundation Food Conference • October 28, 2014
At this year’s James Beard Foundation Food Conference, “Health and Food: Is Better Food a Prescription for a Healthier America?” I had the pleasure of moderating a panel on Food, Health & Place: Why Equity Matters, with leading experts in food and equity.