Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
Juba—Sanctuary: An Homage to the Culinary Culture Bearers, a multimedia presentation
Scott Alves Barton and Annual Members Meeting
Tuesday September 24, 2019
NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
August 2019 marked the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first “20 and odd” enslaved Africans at the Jamestown Colony and the start of slavery throughout much of America. Using film, music and movement, Dr. Scott Barton explores the diasporic foodways of South Carolina and Sierra Leone that survived slavery to travel north during the Great Migration. Barton’s presentation centers on a 2016 installation by the interdisciplinary artist Fo Wilson for Milwaukee’s Lynden Sculpture Garden that suggested the cabin of a 19th century enslaved woman and explored her perspective on the dominant white culture, plantation life, and the natural world; it formed a celebration (Juba, or Jubilee), as well providing safe haven from the harsh realities of enslavement.
There will be a reception with foods similar to those that could have been prepared by enslaved women.
Scott Alves Barton is an NYU Food Studies PhD and filmmaker. He is a member of the Indigo Arts Alliance Advisory Board, and the author of ‘“Now You Are Eating Slave Food!’: A Genealogy of Feijoada, Race and Nation,” which appeared in the 2018 book The Making of Brazil’s Black Mecca: Bahia Reconsidered.
Location: NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, 411 Lafayette St, 5th Floor (between East 4th and Astor Place)
Time: 6:30 pm reception and annual business meeting /election of officers | 7:00 pm program
There is no charge for current members, but you must make sure your membership is current.
PLEASE RESERVE BY Friday, September 20
NYU students and faculty may attend at no charge, but must RSVP.
Members wishing to bring guests may purchase additional tickets at the non-member rate