WBAL Hearst advertising campaign pixel

Events Calendar

All In-Person Pratt Library Events Cancelled, Virtual Events Now Available

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, all Pratt Library locations are closed out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our customers. We will continue to update this page with more information as the situation evolves.

Virtual events are now available online! Browse our virtual events and attend online workshops, writers’ groups, and more from the comfort of your own home.

Documentary & Discussion: Soul Food Junkies

Join us for a thought-provoking film and discussion with refreshments.

Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets. Inspired by his father's lifelong love affair with soul food even in the face of a life-threatening health crisis, Hurt discovers that the relationship between African-Americans and dishes like ribs, grits, and fried chicken is deep-rooted and culturally based.

At the same time, he moves beyond matters of culture and individual taste to show how the economics of the food industry have combined with socioeconomic conditions in predominantly black neighborhoods to dramatically limit food choices. The result is an absorbing and ultimately inspiring look at the cultural politics of food and the complex interplay between identity, taste, power, and health. Features soul food cooks, historians, doctors, and food justice movement activists who are challenging the food industry, creating sustainable gardens, and advocating for better supermarkets, more farmers' markets, and healthier takes on soul food.

Monday, February 3 at 6:00pm

Washington Village Branch
856 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230

Event Type

Films, Black History

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Films at the Pratt

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

Subscribe
Google Calendar iCal Outlook

Recent Activity

Suggest a Program

More from Pratt

July-August 2020 Compass preview

Download Compass, the printed news and events calendar:

July-August 2020 Compass

featuring highlights of the month ahead.

podcasts icon small Rspace
Listen to Podcasts