Chef-in-Residence presents | From Ericka Huggins to Bryant Terry: Feeding the People

February 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$20 General | $15 Student/Senior | $10 MoAD Members

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From Ericka Huggins to Bryant Terry: Feeding the People

On Sunday, February 9th, join us at Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in partnership with the de Young Museum for a conversation with Ericka Huggins and MoAD’s Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry, as they discuss the lasting impact of the Black Panther Party’s survival programs, including Free Breakfast for Children and the Oakland Community School’s program of empowerment for Black and poor children. With a focus on nurturing the whole child, the Oakland Community School valued nutrition and healthy food practices. Bryant Terry’s food activism was inspired by the work of Ericka Huggins and the Black Panther Party, while Ericka Huggins has followed the work of Bryant Terry as he revolutionizes vegan cuisine and its roots in the African Diaspora. University of California Santa Cruz Professor of Anthropology Savannah Shange will moderate the conversation between these two Oakland leaders in food and health justice. This program will also feature a book signing of Bryant Terry’s brand new release Vegetable Kingdomand will include a reception with sips and bites.

Ericka Huggins is a human rights activist, poet, educator, Black Panther Party leader and former political prisoner. She has lectured throughout the United States and internationally. Her life experiences have enabled her to speak personally and honestly on issues relating to the physical and emotional well-being of women, children and youth, whole being education, the incarceration of men and women of color, and the role of the spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting social change.

Bryant Terry is a James Beard Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. He is currently in his fifth year as Chef-in-Residence at Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates programming that celebrates the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora.

Savannah Shange is an urban anthropologist who works at the intersections of race, place, sexuality, and the state. She is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz with research interests in circulated and lived forms of blackness, ethnographic ethics, Afro-pessimism, and queer of color critique.


This program is presented in conjunction with the de Young Museum’s current exhibition Soul of a Nation.

Join the de Young Museum on Saturday, February 8 at 12 noon for Discover the Oakland Community School Classroom Experience with Ericka Huggins. Free admission for the program on February 8, 2020.

This program is made possible by the generous support of