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Soul Summit

Friday, June 19th, 2015 to Sunday, June 21st, 2015


PositionsMany Remaining
Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.
Age Limit18 and up
To commemorate Juneteenth and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, scholars, researchers, students, journalists, authors, restaurateurs, farmers, chefs, activists and anyone interested in exploring issues of race, cultural identity and power imbalance through the lens of food will gather in Austin, Texas, for an historic, first-ever conference dedicated to African American foodways.

The symposium begins on Emancipation Day with a Welcome Reception in the elegant foyer of the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. We will spend the next day and a half eating and drinking together on the historic campus of Austin’s historically black college, Huston-Tillotson University, while discussing the complex intersection of African American foodways traditions and how they have been used to define culture.

On Thanksgiving weekend, an MSNBC segment with Melissa Harris-Perry turned attention from outrage and protests over events in Ferguson, Mo. to a discussion about food, race and identity. With Jim Crow era stereotypes and ignored culinary history as the backdrop, the panel presented an academic dialogue to viewers, raising the question: What we can learn about who we are when we shake off the shame about how or what we eat?

We plan to answer that question and hope you will join us. - VOLUNTEER USING THIS LINK!
Attend an orientation on 06/18 at 5pm
PerksExperience, time, free food, free shirt
Parking DetailsOn - Site Parking
CausesHunger Justice & Legal Race & Ethnicity
SkillsFood Distribution Food Preparation Help w/People Learning/Education Office Work Event Planning Marketing Nutrition Photography Social Media Strategy
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Multiple Addresses

Shifts (4)

RegistrationFri, Jun 19 4:15pmFri, Jun 19 8:15pmYou will help the first day registering individuals as well as helping to keep the event running


1009 East 11th street, Austin, TX 78702
Day 2 VolunteersSat, Jun 20 9:00amSat, Jun 20 1:00pmVolunteers will be required to be at HT in the morning of 06/20 to help with set up and they will help to serve breakfast.

TBA, Austin, TX 78702
Night 2 VolunteersSat, Jun 20 4:15pmSat, Jun 20 10:00pmVolunteers will need to help guests onto the bus, by checking them in and helping with food set up in Kyle (Transportation provided)

TBA, Austin, TX 78702
Day 3 VolunteersSun, Jun 21 9:15amSun, Jun 21 2:00pmVolunteers will help set up the last day food wise with the professional chefs.

TBA, Austin, TX 78702