Food Justice in Appalachia

October 18, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.


An exhibit by WVU Libraries in partnership with the WVU Food Justice Lab, the WVU Center for Resilient Communities, and TURNROW Appalachian Farm Collective.

Join us virtually or in person on World Food Day

In person: Downtown Campus Library Atrium: register here.*
Featuring Appalachian inspired appetizers by Hill & Hollow catering.
5pm: Short presentations by WVU Libraries’ Dean Karen Diaz, Food Policy Director Joshua Lohnes, WVU           Extension Specialist in Public Health Kristin McCartney, and Hill & Hollow Chef Marion Ohlinger.
Sign language interpreting services are available by request. To request an interpreter, contact           [email protected] at least three business days prior to the event.

          Virtually: presentations begin at 5pm on Zoom, register here.

Zoom program will offer live captioning.

This multidisciplinary exhibition by WVU Art in the Libraries, in partnership with the WVU Center for Resilient Communities’ Food Justice Lab and TURNROW Appalachian Farm Collective, explores this multilayered, complex social movement in Appalachia and beyond through narratives from students, scholars and community-based organizations. Original art by eighteen regional artists, is juxtaposed with viewpoints  from  Appalachian non-profit organizations, farmers, food system development programs, cooperatives, and activists, as well as personal perspectives on Appalachian food traditions. The exhibit highlights various sub themes in the movement for food justice and offers suggestions for action  to shape a more just, equitable, and sustainable food system.

*During these uncertain times of COVID, we would like to know if you are coming so we can update you on any necessary changes of protocol.


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Location Details:

WVU Downtown Library
Downtown Campus Library, University Avenue, Morgantown, WV, USA

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