Panel discussion: Epidemic shocks and food cultures in the new millennium

Join our panelists, Psyche Williams-Forson, Mariam Mayet and Carla Tsampiras

29 May 2020, 15.00-18.00 (GMT+2)

Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 965 1542 3982

In the new millennium global capitalism, racism, heteropatriarchy and xenophobia powerfully shape “disease” and health, as well as food practices and discourse. In this panel discussion, 3 critical thinkers reflect on the connections between discourses and practices around food and health epidemics with the aim of opening up public debates. Panelists will address such questions as:

  • What are some of the connections between present-day food systems and cultures and health epidemics?
  • How are our sporadic shocks connected to the enduring post-millennials of the anthropocene and the violence of racism, Neo-imperialism and corporate capitalism?
  • What myths (around “race”, class and embodied identities) surround food, eating and disease/health during health epidemics, and what are the sources of these myths.
  • What practices, knowledges and/or values challenge dominant ways of managing epidemics and food cultures and how can we strengthen these alternatives in the present?

For information on the panelists as well as the agenda, please read more here: CFS epidemic shocks ZOOM panel discussion