Monday, Nov. 3, 2021

Dear UNT Family,

I am excited to announce the return of the President's Lecture Series and invite you to an evening with Bryant Terry, a James Beard Award-winning chef, food justice activist, and critically acclaimed author. We were sad to postpone his spring 2020 lecture, and we look forward to welcoming him to campus.

Chef Terry holds an M.A. in history from New York University and believes that cooking is best appreciated when you know the history of the cuisine's creators. He has a deep understanding of and appreciation for African American history, which is apparent in his cooking. He recently curated the book Black Food, which explores Black foodways within America and around the world.

Join us for Chef Terry's talk, “Food Justice at the Intersection of Food, Politics, Poverty, Public Health and the Environment,” and a Q&A session to follow. Claim your ticket now to join us at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the University Union Emerald Ballroom, Room 314.

Chef Terry's cookbook, Vegan Soul Kitchen (VSK): Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine, was named one of the best vegetarian/vegan cookbooks of the last 25 years by Cooking Light Magazine, and in 2015, he was presented with the James Beard Leadership Award for his work in creating a more accessible, equitable, and ethical food system in America.

The lecture series is open to all members of the UNT Family — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — as well as our neighbors throughout the North Texas region.

UNT Proud,
Neal Smatresk