The Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture & the Dr. Rudy Joseph Lombard Lecture Series will launch their lecture series this Thursday November 12, 2015 at 11a.m. with Edie Mukiibi of Uganda of Slow Food International.
Ugandan agronomist Edward Mukiibi will speak at Dillard University during a five-city tour of the United States to shed light on food sovereignty work in Africa and meet with those in the US who too address the rights of communities to determine their food access. Mukiibi is the architect of the celebrated 1,000 Slow Food Gardens in Africa. The project was launched in 2010 with the goal of creating 1,000 gardens in schools and villages in 25 cities throughout Africa. Slow Food reached their 1,000 goal and also announced an expanded effort to re-launch the project with a new target of creating 10,000 gardens in Africa.
The “An All You Can Eat Healthy Lunch,” on campus in the Student Union Ballroom on the 2nd floor, immediately follows the program from 12 p.m., to 2 p.m. and features Chefs Dominique Adansi-Bona and Baba Ken Amen, who will prepare a locally sourced meal for $20.00 per person. The proceeds benefit the Slow Food Garden in Africa and the Dillard University Study Abroad Office to provide scholarships for students to explore culinary food ways, global learning and gain cultural awareness. The culinary experience includes a savory mix of Louisiana grown vegetables and a twist on a few local classics, including a tasty Louisiana Hot Sausage that is completely vegetable based, seasoned to perfection and cooked until golden brown.
The day of food and giving is a collaboration with Slow Food New Orleans, Sodexo Dining Services, the Ray Charles Program in African-American Material Culture and the Study Abroad Office.
Please click this link to learn more about Mr. Edie Mukiibi lecture and the “All You Can Eat Healthy Lunch” following the event.
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