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Since the early 1600’s, the African American culture has had a long and complicated relationship with food.

Join us as Dr. David Simmons, renowned food and health anthropologist from the University of South Carolina, leads a discussion on how food was used as both a reward and a punishment system for Africans in America.

Explore how that reality helped to shape the African American experience to food today while learning more about the legacy of food innovation born out of a mixture of joy and pain that has long thrived in the African American community.

This webinar is FREE when you sign up to become a member of the National Association of Black Food/Beverage Manufacturers.

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DR. DAVID SIMMONS

Food/Medical Anthropologist

Dr. David Simmons

David S. Simmons, Ph.D., is an award-winning professor, medical anthropologist, digital storyteller and agent of change at the University of South Carolina. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

His book Modernizing Medicine: HIV/AIDS and Traditional Healers in Zimbabwe offers unique and penetrating insight into the global pandemic and its impacts.

He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and actively volunteers in several community organizations.

David thoroughly embraces Mahatma Ghandi’s aphorism: Be the change you wish to see in the world.

 

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