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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October 16, 2018

Loyola University, Food Access Panel

The Environmental Law Society in conjunction with the Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter at Loyola Law hosted a food access panel. Topics included food access for low-income persons, difficulties of food access with specificity to access for people navigating dietary needs, food workers and other opportunities for youth, and the issues of growers access to land use and sustainability.
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October 3, 2018

Seeds of Native Health Conference

Enjoyed the this annual Seeds of Native Health Conference that brings together tribal officials, researchers, practitioners, and others to discuss the current state of Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge about Native nutrition and food science, and identify new areas of work.
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October 2, 2018

Seeds of Native Health Conference – Met the Sioux Chef!

I met the Sioux Chef! as I enjoyed the annual Seeds of Native Health Conference that brings together tribal officials, researchers, practitioners, and others to discuss the current state of Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge about Native nutrition and food science, and identify new areas of work.
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September 20, 2018

Love Your City Hour

The New Orleans Regional Sustainability Committee hosted their first Love Your City Hour event. Pepper delivered a “Food Sector Welcome” as both Chair of the New Orleans FPAC and Director of Culinaria Center for Food Law, Policy, and Culture.
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September 7, 2018

Bridging the Gender Gap: Women Leaders in Food

Access to land, technology, financial services, education and markets in food and agriculture has not been historically equal. With the FAO identifying women as crucial for sustainable agricultural development and food security, what is the experience of those working to level the playing field?
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August 11, 2018

EMILY’s List at Netroots Nation

EMILY’s List’s vision is a government that reflects the people it serves, and decision makers who genuinely and enthusiastically fight for greater opportunity and better lives for the Americans they represent. We will work for larger leadership roles for pro-choice Democratic women in our legislative bodies and executive seats so that our families can benefit from the open-minded, productive contributions that women have consistently made in office.
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August 9, 2018

Foundation To Lead Program

The Foundation to LEAD Program is designed to provide rising juniors with early exposure to some of the skills they will need for success on the LSAT, in law school, and in the legal profession. Dillard University was goat to 20 students from all 3 New Orleans HBCUs (Dillard, SUNO, and Xavier) participating.
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July 18, 2018

3-course interview: Shawn ‘Pepper’ Bowen, food lawyer

As director of The Culinaria Center for Food Law, Policy and Culture, Shawn "Pepper" Bowen recently launched her podcast Green Pepper, in which she talks to law and policy makers about their food memories and food policy. Bowen, a local attorney, spoke with Gambit about the podcast and how food laws affect where our food comes from and who has access to it.
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July 13, 2018

Sustainable Urban Agriculture Panel

Join us for a panel discussion on sustainable urban agriculture. Jeferson MS4 Task Force Coalition will be hosting Pepper Bowen, Founding Director of Culinaria Center of Food Law, Policy and Culture, Marianne Cufone, Executive Director of Recirculating Farms Coalition, and David Young, Farmer and Founder of Capstone to explore several of the most significant obstacles for urban farming in New Orleans and beyond: space, soil, misconceptions and regulations.
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July 6, 2018

Essence Eats

Shawn "Pepper" Bowen joins the Essence Eats Panel to discuss the intersection of food and culture.
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July 3, 2018

People’s Power Hour – Alliance for Affordable Energy

Host Logan A. Burke (Executive Director of AAE) talks to Liz Shephard (Chief Executive Officer of LifeCity), and Pepper Bowen (Director of Culinaria) about their collaboration in the Regional Sustainability committee and their organizations.
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June 12, 2018

Courageous Conversation – Healthy Food Access Points

Pepper Bowen joined the Courageous Conversation hosted by New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee to discuss Healthy Food Access Points and local food distribution to markets, institutions, and fresh food pick-up points.
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April 29, 2018

XULA Earth Day 2018

Pepper Bowen talking Green Jobs, careers, and majors to Xavier University students at Earth Day 2018.
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April 15, 2018

Center of Environmental Law

Pepper Bowen speaking at the Center of Environmental Law for the 23rd Annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit
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February 22, 2018

NOLADrinks Show – New Orleans Kitchens in the Civil Rights Movement

Pepper Bowen discuss kitchens in New Orleans that supported activists during the Civil Rights Movement as well as other topics, including African-American women selling pralines in Congo Square prior to the Civil War and more.
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January 26, 2018

New Orleans Democratic Socialists of America

Pepper Bowen speaking at the New Orleans Democratic Socialists of America.
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January 25, 2018

NOLADrinks – Food Policy and Culture with Culinaria

NolaDrinks visit the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and talk with Pepper Bowen, Director of the Culinaria program, about food policy, culture, history, and more!
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November 25, 2017

Make It Fair – Food: The Butterfly Effect & Sustainable Sustinance

Culinaria Director, Pepper Bowen discuss food deserts, invasive species, environmental issues and toxins, diet change effects... all are multi-sided issues.
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