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April 23 Women of Color Convening revisited

Photographer Matthew Fowler recently shared these photos he took at OKT’s April 23 Women of Color Convening. Thank you, Matthew, for documenting this fantastic evening with Bryant Terry, Lila Cabbil and more than 100 community members! The Second Women of Color Convening takes place this Thursday, May 29, from 6 – 9 p.m. at Madison Square Church Community Room, 1441 Madison SE, Grand Rapids 49507. Don’t miss out!

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Renowned Chef Bryant Terry featured at OKT Women of Color Convening April 23

Eco-chef, food justice activist and author, Bryant Terry will meet with community members for dialogue on food justice and a cooking demo from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday April 23 at LINC Gallery, 341 Hall St. SE in Grand Rapids. The appearance debuts Our Kitchen Table’s 2014 series, Women of Color Convenings. Terry’s stop in Grand Rapids marks the release of his new cookbook, Afro-Vegan, as part of Calvin College’s Wake-up Weekend.

Lila Cabbil, president emeritus, Rosa Parks Institute, will facilitate the dialogue. Seating is limited. Preregistration required by contacting OKTable1@gmail.com or 616-206-3641. This is Terry’s second appearance at an in-neighborhood, Our Kitchen Table event. He hosted a community dialogue on Food Justice with Ms. Cabbil here in January, 2012.

Terry’s other books are The Inspired Vegan, Grub and Vegan Soul Kitchen. He hosts his own program, “Urban Organic,” and has appeared on the Sundance Channel’s original TV series “Big Ideas for a Small Planet,” the BET series “My Two Cents” and on PBS’ “Nourish: Food + Community” and “The Endless Feast.”

According to his website, http://www.Bryant-Terry.com, “For more than a decade Bryant has worked to build a more just and sustainable food system, and cooking has been an important tool for illuminating the intersections of poverty, structural racism and food insecurity. He uses the sensual pleasures of the table to shift people’s attitudes, habits and politics in effort to ensure that everyone in this country of abundance has access to healthful food.”

Bryant Terry to facilitate OKT Convening as part of book launch stop at Calvin College

As with his past two books, renowned chef, author and food justice activist, Bryant Terry, will launch his new book, Afro-Vegan, at Calvin College’s Wake up Weekend. And, as he did in 2012, he will make a special presentation in community as a special guest of Our Kitchen Table. We will post the time and location when that information becomes available.

Terry’s last book, Vegan Soul Kitchen, is critically acclaimed. If you’ve attended OKT events, you most likely have seen a copy of it–or seen the recipe card reprints that Terry gave us permission to share with our constituents. He is also the host of Urban Organic, a multi-episode web series that he co-created.

Terry’s interest in cooking, farming and community health can be traced back to his childhood in Memphis, Tennessee, where his grandparents inspired him to grow, prepare, and appreciate good food. Bryant’s work has been featured in the New York TimesFood and WineGourmetSunsetO: The Oprah MagazineEssenceYoga Journal, and Vegetarian Times among many other publications.

He has made dozens of national television and radio appearances, including being a guest on The Martha Stewart ShowEmeril GreenTell Me MoreMorning EditionThe Splendid Table, and The Tavis Smiley Show. As an exclusive speaker signed with the Lavin Agency, Bryant presents frequently around the country as a keynote speaker at conferences, community events, and and colleges, including Brown, Columbia, NYU, Smith, Stanford, and Yale.

Bryant completed the chef’s training program at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City. He holds an M.A. in American History from NYU. From 2008 to 2010, Bryant was a fellow of the Food and Society Policy Fellows Program. He lives and creates in Oakland, California, with his wife Jidan Koon and their daughter.

Source: www.bryant-terry.com

Food justice activist Bryant Terry to join Our Kitchen Table for community dialogue

Eco-chef, food justice activist and author, Bryant Terry will meet with Our Kitchen Table and community members for dialogue from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday Jan. 21 at Sherman Street Church, 1000 Sherman St. SE in Grand Rapids. If you’d like to be better prepared for the dialogue, Terry has recommended we read Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination by Alondra Nelson.

Terry’s stop in Grand Rapids kicks off the release of his new cookbook, The Inspired Vegan. He is here principally to participate in Calvin College’s Wake-up Weekend, which includes a Friday evening lecture, “Cooking as Inspiration for Liberation” and a Saturday morning brunch and panel discussion featuring OKT’s executive director, Lisa Oliver King. Hosted by Brick Road Pizza, 1017 Wealthy Street SE. the free panel discussion takes place at 10 a.m. with brunch following at a cost of $12 per person.

Terry’s other books are Grub and Vegan Soul Kitchen. He has appeared on the Sundance Channel’s original TV series “Big Ideas for a Small Planet,” the BET series “My Two Cents” and on PBS’ “Nourish: Food + Community” and “The Endless Feast.”

Enjoy this brief clip of Terry talking about food discrimination:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPBpHJUorEM&feature=player_embedded#!