Job Fair Bot Berkeley, CA
Jan 19, 2019Multi-Employer
Discern: Representation Matters in Food MediaSpeakers: Naomi Starkman in conversation with Soleil Ho and Stephen Satterfield How does one become an informed and enlightened eater? With competing values and commercial and political interests influencing the news we read, how do we sort through and choose trustworthy sources of information in the media? Who owns the media space and what stories are being told about food, and by whom? And what stories are not being told? Whose voices are being heard and whose are not? This group of food editors, writers and thinkers will share with you their sources, storytelling, and survival techniques for navigating an increasingly complex media environment. Soleil Ho is a graduate from Grinnell College and has been writing about food and culture since 2010. Before coming to the San Francisco Chronicle, she was a freelance writer, chef, and the host of the Racist Sandwich podcast, which tackled the myriad ways food could intersect with race, class, and gender. She is also co-writer on a graphic novel on entomophagy, culinary mentorship, and queer romance called MEAL. Stephen Satterfield is a food writer, publisher, entrepreneur, public speaker, event and multimedia producer. He is the founder of Whetstone Magazine, a seasonal publication on food origins, culture and culinary anthropology, and also the founder of Whetstone Media, a multi-platform, multimedia company producing both original and commissioned content dedicated to telling the story of food. Prior to his career in media, he worked for more than a decade as a manager and sommelier at fine restaurants nationwide. Naomi Starkman is the founder and the editor-in-chief of Civil Eats. She was a 2015-16 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford. Naomi co-founded the Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN) and has worked as a media consultant to Consumer Reports, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ, and WIRED magazines. After graduating from law school, she served as the Deputy Executive Director of the City of San Franciscos Ethics Commission. Naomi is an avid organic gardener, having worked on several farms. Luz Calvo received their PhD in the History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz also holds an MA in Political Science (UCLA) and AB in Politics (Princeton University). Dr. Calvo teaches courses in Latino/a Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Food Justice, and Ethnic Studies. Their current research focuses on decolonization. Dr. Calvo, along with their partner, Dr. Catriona R. Esquibel (SFSU), is the author of Decolonize Your Diet: Plant Based Recipes for Health and Healing (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015).