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Sunday, March 10 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Grits and Greens: Exploring the Intersection of Food, Art and Tech LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

From Black Futurist art exhibitions, to food justice hackathons, and STEAM teach-ins for youth in resource-poor communities, this panel explores the delicious intersections of food, art, and technology over a southern meal featuring creamy grits and soulful toppings (vegan, vegetarian & meat-based menu).

Through their living, working, and playing in the crosshairs of these sectors, these presenters push the bounds of culture and identity with their commitment to regenerative design and their execution of locally grown solutions addressing global issues.  “Grits & Greens” is presented by Hub Oaklandin collaboration with Indiegogo and BlackGirlsCode.

Our wholesome meal will be prepared and served by Austin’s king of fresh, natural comfort foodHoover Alexander, who owns Hoover’s Cooking and Soular Foods Garden, which was designed to “bridge the gap between home style, home-cooking and healthy, nutritious, from-the-garden food.”

The Grits and Greens Panel is free to all SXSW badge holders. However, we will need a firm headcount to provide to the caterer for the purpose of meal preparation. To reserve your meal – please fill out the form at the link below".

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Ashara Ekundayo

Co – Founder, HUB Oakland
@Ashara Ekundayo is an Oakland, CA based serial entrepreneur and cultural worker of the urban landscape who has served as catalyst, curator, educator, and producer for more than 20 years with local and international clients. Through her company BluBlak Media Consulting, she has worked with organi... Read More →

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Kimberly Bryant

Founder, Black Girls Code
When Kimberly Bryant was first introduced to computer programming, as a freshman in Electrical Engineering, Fortran and Pascal were the popular languages for newbies in computing and the Apple Macintosh was the new kid on the block. She remembers being excited by the prospects... Read More →
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Naya Jones

What's right about food in Black communities? What can we build on or sustain? These fresh questions inspire @Naya Jones's work as a food and urban agriculture advocate, doctoral student, and holistic practitioner. Naya is co-founder of Food for Black Thought (FFBT), an organization focused on building and sustaining food access in Black communities. Among its growing efforts, FFBT hosts interactive... Read More →
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Kim Mayhorn

Visual Artist, Video Editor, Mayhorn Media
@Kimberly Mayhorn is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist whose works encompasses sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. She is an Emmy nominated video editor and was selected by Essence magazine as "30 Women to Watch". Themes such as time, tension, humanity and... Read More →
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Bryant Terry

@Bryant Terry is a nationally respected chef, educator, and author renowned for his pioneering activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system.  In regard to his efforts, Bryant’s mentor Alice Waters says, “Bryant Terry knows that good food should be an everyday right and not a... Read More →

Sunday March 10, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
BiT House | Creekside Room Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N Interstate 35

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