Woodson Faculty Feature at the Virginia Festival of the Book
Andrew Karhl debuted his new book "Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America's Most Exclusive Shoreline." Professor Kahrl also participated in the panel "Civic Activism: 1960s Protests for Equal Access" and moderated "Economic Inequality: What’s In Your Wallet?"
Marlene Daut moderated the panel "Fiction: International Stories, Shared Humanities" with Adrienne Benson (The Brightest Sun), Annabelle Kim (Tiger Pelt), and Katia D. Ulysse (Mouths Don’t Speak). The event discussed international disasters, resilience, and the heartbreaking impact on interwoven lives.
Talitha LeFlouria moderated the panel "Social Structures, Political Struggles" with Angela Hattery and Earl Smith (Policing Black Bodies) and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (How We Get Free). The event discussed their work, exploring systems of structural racism as well as potential and radical strategies to work for change.
Lisa Shutt moderated the panel "Southern Food and Race: A Conversation" with Michael Twitty. The event discussed race, power, cultural appropriation, and cultural diffusion in the world of Southern food writing and culinary politics.