top of page

[EVENT] From Seed to Table[t]: Food+Tech in an Era of Systemic Racism and Neoliberal Capitalism (Cha


In May of 2015 I wrote an article that interrogated the role of Foodie+Tech culture within an era of neoliberal capitalism and a racist food system. A surprisingly high number of you privately emailed me to express enthusiasm and appreciation for me having written this article. In addition, having attended quite a few food+tech (or similar) events in the SF Bay area over the last few years, the assumption during most of these events is that we live in a ‘post-racial’ USAmerican [food] system.

For 2016, I have decided that the theme for my next conference will be From Seed to Table[t]: Foodie+Tech Culture in an Era of Systemic Racism and Neoliberal Capitalism (Challenges and Possibilities). I could not be more thrilled! I have also decided to make the big move and host the conference through my consulting company Critical Diversity Solutions(CDS) with the Sistah Vegan Project being a co-organizer and one of the sponsors. Because of the focus of CDS, I think this makes strategic sense; it also opens up the event to my existing Sistah Vegan fan base and new people who have more interest in the basic foundation of CDS.  *Date of Event will most likely be Spring 2016.*

Also, I am hoping that I can host the event in an actual physical space. I have my eyes set on Impact Hub Oakland. I envision that the event would be live streamed and recorded; in addition, those who cannot show up in person to give a talk can participate via video-conference. Audience members who cannot show up physically can participate from a tablet, smartphone, computer or dial in via phone.

More details to come soon. But, to get an idea about what the conference will be about, I encourage you to read my article: “FROM SEED TO TABLE[T]: CAN FOODIE-TECH STARTUPS CHANGE A NEOLIBERAL, RACIST, AND CAPITALIST [FOOD] SYSTEM?

Have ideas for topics we should discuss or speakers to invite? Post your thoughts in the comments section!


Like what the Sistah Vegan Project Does? Donate and/or Find out about our upcoming projects and books.



Share this:

  1. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

  2. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)

  3. Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)

  4. Click to print (Opens in new window)

  5. Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)

  6. Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)

  7. Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)

  8. Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)

Recent Blog Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Classic
  • Twitter Classic
  • Google Classic
bottom of page