Sprinkled with Pepper

April 22, 2019

Pepper Bowen Has Questions | Charter Board Partners

Pepper Bowen has questions, and she is not shy about asking them. How do charter schools deal with equity? How involved are parents in charter school governance in New Orleans? Why don’t parents know that charter schools are public schools? And why is information of the kind shared by CBP not making its way to every charter school board in the country? (We’re working on it!)
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April 13, 2019

Culinaria Center’s Best of Bycatch

Culinaria Center's Best of Bycatch has been set for June 15, 2019.
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April 11, 2019

City Council Resolution

Spring interns Cristin Corso Barr and Moriah Matthis-Montgomery from Loyola Law’s Environmental Law and Policy class together with Food Studies Major Roland Lugo worked with CM Williams Office to write, enter, and unanimously pass Lead Awareness Week Resolution to be celebrated in October. Thanks to all who support the action. Lead poisoning has no warning signs of its own, but masks as ADHD and causes lack of impulse control, aggression, and poor academic outcomes.
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April 8, 2019

Culinaria goes to Cuba

April 2-8, 2019, Culinaria Director Pepper Bowen spent some time in Havana learning about Cuban food production and access similarities to and differences from New Orleans. Affectionately known as the northernmost Carribean City, New Orleans’ culture, music, and (tourist) economy are starkly similar to Havana. However, you may be surprised to learn that there are also similarities in food production, access, and (to a lesser extent) security. Food justice takes on a very different dynamic from the US. Stay tune for more Cuba-Culinaria developments.
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April 1, 2019

Laying Down the Food Law in New Orleans

Food and environmental lawyer Shawn “Pepper” Bowen downs a What the Fuck? daiquiri and talks about the regulation of what Americans eat, working with small businesses, and African American land ownership.
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March 23, 2019

24th Annual Tulane Environmental Law Summit (March 23)

Global warming’s impact on our climate and natural resources is readily evident in a number of areas, but what is it doing to our food sources? Are they being as heavily affected as the arctic shelf and other environmentally sensitive areas? Has the effect been lessened by technological advances? This panel will discuss Global Warming’s effect on food sources and how food choices contribute to climate change.
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March 22, 2019

24th Annual Tulane Environmental Law Summit (March 22)

Researchers have found elevated levels of lead in New Orleans’ soil and water.  Lead contamination can contribute to illnesses, violent and unusual behaviors and other serious problems.  We’ll discuss who is at risk, what laws exist to protect us, and how you can test for and remedy contamination.
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February 24, 2019

Resistance Served Panel 3

A discussion of how our community has sustained our habits of subsistence, reclaimed ownership of our cultural contributions and built upon that culture to create contemporary spaces in regards to our food practices, beverage, and hospitality.
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February 19, 2019

Loyola University Law’s Journal of Public Interest

The Loyola University Law’s Journal of Public Interest facilitated a great discussion around the bail and bond structure inside of Louisiana’s Criminal Justice System.
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January 25, 2019

Love Your City Gala

Pepper Bowen speaks at the Love Your City Gala and present the Food Award.
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