School of Nursing-Office Of Health Equity Collaboration
The Kentucky State University School of Nursing and the Office of Health Equity, a division of the Kentucky Department of Public Health, invite you to participate in a Brown Bag event on Wednesday, April 30 in the Department of Public Health Conference Room B from noon to 1 p.m. Soul Food Junkies, a documentary by Byron Hurt, will be viewed and discussed (flyer attached).
In Soul Food Junkies, Hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Through candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians and scholars as well as with doctors, family members and everyday people, the film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its positive and negative consequences. Hurt also explores the socioeconomic conditions in predominantly black neighborhoods, where it can be difficult to find healthy options, and meets some pioneers in the emerging food justice movement who are challenging the food industry, encouraging communities to “go back to the land” by creating sustainable and eco-friendly gardens, advocating for healthier options in local supermarkets, supporting local farmers markets, avoiding highly processed fast foods and cooking healthier versions of traditional soul food.
Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexism activist and lecturer.
For more information, contact Dr. Sandra Holmes (Sandra.email@example.com) or Mark Johnson (MarkA.Johnson@ky.gov).