Courtesy of Dennis Chestnut
Credit: Anacostia Community Museum
The Humanities Truck took part in the Rooting DC Conference on February 29, 2020, an opportunity to learn about and discuss urban gardening and food systems. We spoke with conference attendees about their experiences with food systems and access in DC.
Maisha-Atrice Ayodele (Unearthing Tales) and Dominique Hazzard (Anacostia Community Museum), in partnership with the Humanities Truck, curated and displayed the above exhibit that highlights historical accounts and contemporary snapshots of food movements in the nation’s capital. This exhibit highlights stories from DC residents about their engagement with the local food system. The stories are organized around the wisdom of adrienne maree brown’s “Emergent Strategy” and Leah Penniman’s “Farming While Black.”