Event | Juneteenth | June 19, 2024

UB Food Lab celebrated Juneteenth at the Juneteenth Agricultural Pavilion last week.
Revisiting a piece by the UB Food Lab team titled “Sustenance, Resistance, and Revolution
Black Women and Food Justice” on Juneteenth.
Black women have used, controlled, and shaped food spaces to their families’ and communities’ advantage for hundreds of years in the United States. From the first enslaved women brought to New Amsterdam in 1619 to women today, powerful Black women have used food as a lever for social transformation. Black women’s food-related agency has spanned from the kitchen table to policy circles, though this agency is often overlooked in research, policy, and popular discourse. This Juneteenth we reflect on the historic contributions and present-day work of Black women to advance food justice in East Buffalo and beyond.  Read the full article here.