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Friday, June 15 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Recipes of Resilience: Transforming Trauma with Food

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What are the ways in which war and mass violence shape a community’s traditional foods and those who cook it? How can food tell stories of trauma and resilience in colonized and post-conflict areas? We will connect with projects using traditional foods and cooking to create spaces for education and healing from trauma associated with mass violence, ethnic cleansing, and the legacy of colonialism. Participants will leave with ideas for using their own traditional foodways to transform and organize their people.

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Amanny Ahmad

amanny ahmad is an artist, chef, forager, ikebana enthusiast, writer, food activist and traveler based in new york city. born in utah to palestinian immigrants, ahmad spent her early life traveling back-and-forth between the southwest and her family’s village in the west bank, where her interest in foraging began, evolving as a way of preserving the culinary traditions of her family. since then, ahmad, who is a self-taught chef, has studied culinary traditions and wild food ways in italy, mexico, palestine, and north america, in an effort to record and help preserve indigenous culinary traditions and methods of survival. ahmad’s work earned her a month-long residency at dimes in new york city during the summer of 2017, where her menus, musical playlists, and installation details reinterpreted palestinian food and culture. proceeds from this residency were donated to the palestinian heirloom seed library (phsl) in battir, a village near bethlehem. in fall 2017 ahmad hosted the asymmetrical table, along with, The Assymetrical Table
amanny ahmad is an artist, chef, forager, ikebana enthusiast, writer, food activist and traveler based in new york city. born in utah to palestinian immigrants, ahmad spent her early life traveling back-and-forth between the southwest and her family's village in the west bank, where... Read More →
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Tara Rodríguez Besosa

El Departamento de la Comida
The product of a colony that has been extracted, abused and made completely dependent on external resources. Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, they are an architect building a world where agro-ecological concepts and queer practices are used to create resilience through food sovereignty... Read More →
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Neftali Duran

Neftalí Durán was born in Oaxaca, Mexico to a Mixteco family of cooks, healers, and campesinos. He is a a chef, advocate, educator, and organizer, working toward an equitable food system. He is a Salzburg Global Fellow, and his writing and culinary projects have been featured at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian Museum of Merican History, the Native American Culinary Association, Food52.com, The Cooking Channel, and as a signature pitmaster at the Cook `n Scribble Longhouse Food Revival series in upstate New York. He has been a featured speaker on The Moth MainStage, Harvard, Smith College, and more. Neftalí`s work is grounded in the belief that access to food is a human right. ​ Neftalí was awarded Native American Chef of the Year by the National Museum of the American Indian in 2014 and 2015. Neftali has been an active member of the Native American Culinary Association (NACA) since 2013., I-Collective
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Kate McCabe

Éist
Kate McCabe is a writer and organizer whose work focuses on human rights advocacy and transitional justice. She is the founder of √âist, an organization which uses art, culture, and media to promote first person perspectives of justice and accountability in the aftermath of war... Read More →
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Anya Peters

Kit an' Kin
Anya has a passion for creating memorable experiences and breaking bread with others, in reverence to the Earth. As a recent graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she now looks to her family for guidance and wisdom in the kitchen- through cooking, storytelling, and feasting... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 131

Attendees (275)