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First Friday on (2nd) Thursday: Contemporary Jewish Food Movements—Their Histories and their Futures

Thursday, November 11, 2021 7 Kislev 5782

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

*This is a Zoom Event*
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NOTE: This First Friday program will be taking place on the the Second Thursday of the month due to scheduling conflicts.

Join Professor Samira K. Mehta (Department of Women and Gender Studies/Program in Jewish Studies, CU Boulder) for a conversation about the contemporary eco-kashrut movement and other Jewish justice movements, as they shape contemporary Jewish identity. We will think about their histories, their relationship to Jewish dietary practice more broadly, their potential impact, and their futures. We will ask what makes a justice-based dietary practice (such as veganism) “Jewish.”

 Samira K. Mehta’s research and teaching focus on the intersections of religion, culture, and gender, including the politics of family life and reproduction in the United States. Her first book, Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Blended Family in America (University of North Carolina Press, 2018) was a National Jewish book award finalist. Her current academic book project, God Bless the Pill: Sexuality and Contraception in Tri-Faith America examines the role of Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant voices in competing moral logics of contraception, population control, and eugenics from the mid-twentieth century to the present and is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press. She is also completing a book of essays entitled The Racism of People Who Love You, forthcoming from Beacon Press. She holds degrees from Swarthmore College, Harvard University, and Emory University.

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