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Ashanté Reese presents "Black Food Geographies"

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM

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Thursday, September 26 at 7PM

Ashanté Reese presents "Black Food Geographies"

Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

$0 - $22.95
Online tickets not available
In this book, Ashanté M. Reese makes clear the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents’ navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution systems. Linking these local food issues to the national problem of systemic racism, Reese examines the history of the majority-Black Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, Reese not only documents racism and residential segregation in the nation’s capital but also tracks the ways transnational food corporations have shaped food availability. By connecting community members’ stories to the larger issues of racism and gentrification, Reese shows there are hundreds of Deanwoods across the country.
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