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Decolonizing & Re-indigenizing our Diet for Personal & Collective Well-Being

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Dr. Lilliana Saldaña will discuss how ancestral foods are a site of self-care and collective liberation for communities of color that continue to resist the Standard American Diet that is part and parcel of the colonial project aimed at keeping us sick and in survival mode.

As Associate Professor and Program Director of Mexican American Studies, Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Saldaña will share her journey towards decolonizing and re-indigenizing her diet through Mexican plant-based foods that honor ancestral food-ways. She will also share some recipes that can serve as building blocks for dishes that are life sustaining for our body, spirit, and mind.

For TLU students: Visit the Cultural Programs page on MyTLU to join virtually, or, contact Dr. Jennifer Mata for invitation link.