Heritage Radio Network
Changing the Conversation: Creating Meaningful Change in the Food World
Join us for Changing the Conversation, to explore how we can create meaningful change for women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community in the food world. This is a Heritage Radio Network crossover podcast event with A Hungry Society and Food Without Borders, taking place on the rooftop of 100 Bogart in Bushwick.
Hosts Korsha Wilson (A Hungry Society) and Sari Kamin (Food Without Borders) welcome guests Leah Kirts, Vonnie Williams, Mayukh Sen, Yemi Amu to discuss access, equity, and opportunity in today's food lanscape. Who's talking the talk and who's walking the walk in kitchens, media, and events circuit? Panelists will share personal stories and advice on navigating the ever changing food world they live and work in.
Join us before the panel for a welcome drink (6:30pm), and stay afterward (8pm) for drinks and bites. Food is generously provided by Samosa Shack, which blends traditional Indian recipes with seasonal Hudson Valley produce, and Oasis Jimma Juice Bar, a thriving community cafe serving vibrant juices, smoothies, and authentic Ethiopian food.
Tickets can be found HERE.
About Korsha Wilson and A Hungry Society
Korsha is a food writer and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. She has worked in front of the house and back of the house roles in restaurants and is the founder of A Hungry Society, a blog and website dedicated to celebrating food culture’s diversity and helping create a more inclusive food world. If you want to see her geek out ask her about the role of restaurants in modern society or “real” crab cakes – she grew up in Maryland.
About Sari Kamin and Food Without Borders
Sari Kamin is the Senior Publicity Manager of Culinary & Lifestyle at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. For three seasons she has been the host of Food Without Borders, a podcast that explores the intersections of food, politics, and identity on Heritage Radio Network. Before that she was the co-host of The Morning After for three years on Heritage Radio Network. As a food writer, her work has appeared in Food 52, Tasting Table, Saveur, Afar, Extra Crispy, Food & Wine, and others. Sari holds a Masters Degree in Food Studies from NYU and a BS in theater from Skidmore College.
About Leah Kirts
Leah Kirts is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. Leah's work has been published in Jarry Mag, Saveur, Edible and more. Her expertise is grounded in connections between food, gender, social justice and veganism. Connect with her @leahkirts.
About Vonnie Williams
Vonnie Williams is a first-generation Ghanaian-American who previously co-founded The Black Forks, a website dedicated to exploring all food and culture through the Black lens. After diving in head-first into the world of food media working for a boutique PR firm, Vonnie was frustrated with the lack of minority representation in food media and the dominant Eurocentric view in which food was discussed. She is currently working on a new lifestyle website for women of color with a special focus on food and culture, debuting this summer.
About Mayukh Sen
Mayukh Sen is a James Beard Award-winning food and culture writer in New York. He was previously a Staff Writer at MUNCHIES, VICE's food publication; before that, he was a Staff Writer at Food52, where he won a 2018 James Beard Award in Journalism for his profile of Princess Pamela. He has written about not-food for Vulture (New York Magazine), The FADER, VICE, Pitchfork, ELLE, and many other places.
About Yemi Amu
Yemi directs and facilitates all of Oko Farms' programs including education, design/build projects and community related activities, and has a Masters Degree in Health and Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has facilitated the creation and maintenance of 20 edible spaces at schools and community organizations including a rooftop farm in Crown Heights and a 1/4 acre farm at the Weeksville Heritage Center that included poultry and bees.