Spotlight: New South Food

Spotlight: New South Food

Date Published:
Thursday, February 6, 2014

UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South will host a series of events entitled “Soul Food: A Contemporary and Historical Exploration of New South Food.” From culinary traditions and variations, to the politics and economics of food production and distribution, to the history of race in southern kitchens, the programming will celebrate and analyze the South’s relationship to the ultimate life source. Events in this series are:

Soul Food

  • Pride and Joy documentary film screening, Tuesday, February 18 at 2:00 PM, Student Union 340, UNC Charlotte Main Campus.
  • "Future of Food in the New South" panel discussion, Wednesday, February 19 at 6:00 PM, UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 East 9th Street, Charlotte.
  • An Evening with Toni Tipton-Martin, Monday, March 10 at 7:00 PM, Levine Museum of the New South, 200 East 7th Street, Charlotte.
  • "Culture and Food in the New South," two-day conference, September 2014. Details to be announced soon.

These events are free and open to the public; RSVPs are required. For registration, email CLAS-Event@uncc.edu with the event name in the subject line or call 704-687-1429.

The Center for the Study of the New South in UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences promotes discourse and dialogue on a rich and diverse constellation of topics and ideas relating to the New South. Known as the period of regional history from the end of the Civil War to the modern era, the New South offers a bold tapestry of history, culture, social movements, and political issues ripe for reflection and study.

Photo by Liz West.