In this episode, Charlyn Griffith Oro talks frankly about the challenges of researching traumatic histories.
Charlyn Griffith Oro is an infinite media artist interested in wholeness. They lean into migration as an essential movement practice and the word, whether written or whispered as maps that inform which way to go. They have been researching the history of food justice/black and brown communities’ movements from food apartheid to food sovereignty. This includes pre-colonial indigenous land practices, early African American cookbooks and recipes, and local black power movements that included free breakfast programs. Charlyn is drawing from sources in the Native American collection at The Rosenbach, the African Americana collection at Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Counter Cultural Collection at Temple SCRC.
Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
This podcast is made possible by funding by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.