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Food As Healing with Shane Bernardo

Published: 10/20/2021

Food Justice Organizer Shane Bernardo to Give Virtual Presentation

Food Justice Organizer Shane Bernardo to Give Virtual Presentation

Creating local food systems and sustainable foodways are important entry points into the realm of food justice.  "Food as Healing" seeks to unearth how cultivating, celebrating and practicing food-based rituals nourishes us emotionally, intellectually and spiritually in ways that conventional comfort foods cannot. Shane Bernardo will present virtually to a live audience on Gannon’s campus as well as to those who join via Zoom. Attendees will learn how reclaiming our sense of tradition, culture, identity and ancestry can root our movements centered upon healing and increase our capacity to resist and push forward.

Shane Bernardo is co-founder of Food As Healing, a grower, facilitator and food justice organizer based in Detroit, Michigan that uses food and storytelling as mediums for healing and decolonizing.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 28 at 3 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Palumbo Academic Center and is part of the CHESS series, Reinventing Right Now.  If you are planning on attending the event via Zoom, please contact Emily Cummings in the CHESS Dean’s Office at to register. This event is presented in partnership with the Erie Food Policy Advisory Council.