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Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer. For more than 20 years, Hurt has been using his craft, his voice, and his writings to broaden and deepen how people think about gender violence, race, music, visual media, and food justice. Byron's latest film, Soul Food Junkies offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets.
UNC Asheville, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week : Jan.19 - 23, 2015
A weeklong campus observance promoting the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In January, check for workshops, film screenings and volunteer work days at msp.unca.edu
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week is hosted by the Intercultural Center, Office of Multicultural Student Programs, Center for Diversity Education, Key Center for Community Citizenship and Service Learning and Cultural Events and Special Academic Programs.
"(Soul Food Junkies)... it's a very smart film, alarming but not shaming, about how vexing it is to tell people to eat differently when they associate making great traditional foods with the closest social bonds they have."