I’m speaking with Fabio Parasecoli about his new book, Gastronativism: Food, Identity, Politics, at the Museum of the City of New York at a session chaired by Krishnendu Ray at 6:30 pm. Information is here and the ticketing link is here. This is a preview of the museum’s forthcoming exhibit, Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate (opening September 16) and is co-presented by MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).
Woodbourne, NY: Woodbourne Correctional Facility
I am receiving Bard College’s John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service at commencement exercises for graduates of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). According to the BPI Wikipedia entry, the program offers a liberal arts degree to incarcerated individuals in five different prisons in New York state. It enrolls nearly 200 students and is one of the few degree-granting programs that exists since the government eliminated funding for prison education in 1995.