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Uprooting Racism: An MSU Event You Won’t Want To Miss

Are you looking for an engaging academic event to attend this month? Do you need a co-curricular event for one of your classes? Attend Uprooting Racism, the keynote address for the Race in the 21st Century Americas Conference. This conference is hosted by Professor Rashida Harrison of James Madison College, and she has partnered with my organization, the Spartan Food Security Council, to host a keynote address watch party. 

Naima Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, an Afro-Indigenous-centered movement committed to ending food apartheid, will address uprooting racism in connection to food sovereignty and land stewardship. It will be a great space to address questions and discuss important issues. 

The event will take place on March 28th from 5:30-7:00 PM in Club Spartan, located on the third floor of Case Hall. I highly encourage everyone who is interested to attend, regardless of race or background. We ask that those who are interested in partaking, register ahead of time using this link. Refreshments will be served before the keynote, which will begin promptly at 6:15 PM. Mask wearing is strongly encouraged, as is social distancing when possible. After the viewing of the keynote address, there will be an opportunity to write your questions down; some of these questions will be answered by Naima live during her discussion with Shane Bernardo, co-founder of Food As Healing, to be held virtually on Tuesday, March 29th at 5:00 PM. You can register for that event here

If you have the time to attend, I guarantee it will be a fulfilling and engaging experience. I hope to see you there!

A Michigan State University student by day, an 8-hour sleeper by night Aditi would best describe herself as a "rather simple enigma." As she embarks on her college journey, Aditi cherishes the simple things in life: a cup of coffee, some pastel post-it notes, and her ever-growing succulent.