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CIA Lecture Features The Topic Of Food And Racism

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New York educator, farmer, and food justice activist Leah Penniman will speak about racism and food at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park Wednesday. She previewed her lecture "Black Lives Matter: The Intersectionality of Race and the Food System” with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Penniman and her husband run Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York. As a core member of the Freedom Food Alliance, Penniman cultivates food for incarcerated people and their loved ones. She runs an on-farm program that is an alternative to incarceration for area teens and a training program for aspiring black and Latino activist-farmers. She also coordinates an ongoing reforestation and sustainability project with farmers in Haiti, her ancestral homeland. As for her CIA lecture, she hopes students take away the following:

That was Leah Penniman speaking with WAMC’s Allison Dunne. Her lecture — "Black Lives Matter: The Intersectionality of Race and the Food System" — takes place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in The Culinary Institute of America’s Marriott Pavilion in Hyde Park.  The talk is open to the public.

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