MUSC screens ‘Soul Food Junkies’

  • Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Medical University of South Carolina will screen “Soul Food Junkies” on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the MUSC Basic Science Building, 173 Ashley Avenue.

Filmmaker Byron Hurt explores the health advantages and disadvantages of Soul Food, a quintessential American cuisine. Soul food will also be used as the lens to investigate the dark side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that has been born in its wake.

The event starts with a tour of the MUSC Urban Farm at 5 p.m. - participants should meet at the farm on the corner of Bee and President streets inside the brick wall.

At 5:30 p.m. participants will gather in the BSB Lobby (entrance facing Ashley Avenue) for a brief reception.

Screening of the movie begins at 6 p.m. in the Basic Science Building Auditorium (BSB 100), run time is approximately 1 hour with a panel discussion to follow.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Susan Johnson, Ph.D., Office of Health Promotion (johnsusa@musc.edu or 843-792-1245) or visit http://www.bhurt.com/soulfoodjunkies.php.

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