Food is nourishment. Food is family. Listen to the ways people do, think, and experience food and you’ll learn about how food makes community, sustains families, and shapes identities. Search for food and foodways—and you may also find out how to kill a chicken or to make Mama Kat's incomparable poundcake. For a little inspiration, listen to Brentton Harrison’s audio-documentary, "Do You Want It."
Food is also work and service. It unites and divides. Listen to neighbors about the importance of farming and gardening. Search for Heavenly Groceries and learn about a radical response to regional food insecurity at St. Joseph C.M.E. Watch The Lenoir Strike and see how women in food service on the UNC campus stood up for improved working conditions. Consider how the right to eat at a lunch counter or in a booth at Colonial Drug was at the heart of the early freedom or civil rights movement in Chapel Hill.
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