Keynote Speaker Updates: Nov 25, 2021

So much GOOD has been happening with our speakers. Besides them being booked from corporate to college gigs (virtually and in person) well into 2022, they have some professional updates that are worth a share:

  • Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty recently spoke about his faith (Judiasm) at a major tech company. One of the Sr. Engineers took the time to send me a quick email singing his praises: “The event today was amazing, Michael is such an engaging speaker!”  That he is!  Many don’t know that Michael is a co-founder of the Muloma Heritage Center, a not for profit (pending) that is an educational, culinary, and pastoral destination in South Carolina exploring the African Atlantic influence in American culture and its contribution to American cuisines. If you are keen to donate to a great cause, this is one!
  • The brilliant medical historian and cultural commentator, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, can be seen in the new documentary The Business of Birth Control.
Deirdre Cooper Owens, PhD being interviewed about medical racism.
  • I’m finally reading Alan Bergo’s new book called Flora, a mix of foraging information, cooking frameworks, and recipes. It is truly outstanding!  Here is one of Alan’s recipes that was recently published in The London Economic.
  • Did you know that Jennifer Hamady, voice coach and psychologist to a range of people including Grammy award winning singers AND Fortune 500 executives, writes a blog for Psychology Today? Here is her latest post.

 

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