Puffin Interview Series With Dr. Joe Chuman: Dr. Suzanne Cope
Event Date and Time: June 5, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Puffin Cultural Forum & YouTube
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POWER HUNGRY: Women of the Black Panther Party and Freedom Summer and Their Fight to Feed a Movement is the true story of two unsung women who used food as a weapon for social and political change in the Black Freedom Movement: Cleo Silvers, a Black Panther in New York City whose work focused on child hunger and inner city health care, and Aylene Quin, a tavern owner and bootlegger in McComb, MS, whose passion was voting rights. Both were attacked by government forces. These parallel stories, separated by a few years and a few thousand miles, intersect in surprising ways and provide a model for activists today. Buy POWER HUNGRY here.
Suzanne Cope, PhD is a narrative journalist and food studies scholar with a focus on food as a tool for social and political change. In addition to her upcoming book POWER HUNGRY and SMALL BATCH (2014), she has written about food and culture for the New York Times, The Atlantic, CNN, BBC, among others. She also actively publishes and presents in academic forums and teaches writing and about food and politics at New York University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the musician Steve Mayone, and her two children.
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About the Interview Series & Dr. Chuman
The Puffin Cultural Forum is proud to present our “Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman.” On the first Sunday of every month Dr. Chuman will delve into and explore the work of renowned authors through meaningful dialogue in an intimate interview format. There will be an opportunity for audiences to ask their own questions during a Q&A session. Dr. Chuman recently retired from his post as the leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County after forty-six years. He has taught at Columbia University, Hunter College, and the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica. His works have been published in the New York Times, The Humanist, Free Inquiry, Humanistic Judaism, The Hill and many other periodicals.