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Food Media and #MeToo


Oct 04 2018


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Durham Hotel

315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 28801

Food Media and #MeToo

Food Media and #MeToo

With Kim Severson, Sandra Gutierrez, Colman Andrews, and Andrea Reusing

Why have disproportionate levels of harassment and assault long been the everyday experience of food workers on farms, processing plants, kitchens and dining rooms? What role has the media played in eliding these issues? How do we all move the conversation forward now that the #MeToo spotlight has accelerated the pressure on the food industry? Join us for a cocktail conversation with Kim Severson, Sandra Gutierrez, Colman Andrews, and Andrea Reusing, moderated by John Biewen.

Free and open to the public. Snacks are included and cocktails will be available for purchase. RSVP as space is limited. Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and The Durham Hotel.

If you’re interested in this event, you might also want to attend Violence in the Kitchen, a panel discussion with Kelly Alexander organized around her Duke course “Our Culinary Cultures” and also featuring invited guests Colman Andrews, Sandra Gutierrez, and Kim Severson. Free and open to the public with a light lunch served.


Kim Severson

Kim Severson is a Southern-based correspondent who covers the nation's food culture for the New York Times. She reports on food news, contributes to NYT Cooking, and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for public service for reporting on workplace sexual harassment issues. She…...

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Colman Andrews

Colman Andrews, an internationally known food writer and editor, is an editor specializing in food topics for 24/ He was vice-president and editorial director of, and a co-founder and editor-in-chief of Saveur. He is the author of nine books on food, including cookbooks about the cuisines of Catalonia and…...

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Sandra Gutierrez

In a career that spans more than two decades, Sandra Gutierrez, food writer, cookbook author, and professional cooking instructor, has taught thousands how to cook. Born in the USA, this bilingual, award-winning author of four cookbooks is considered one of the top national experts on Latin American and Southern Regional…...

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Andrea Reusing

Andrea Reusing is the executive chef of The Durham Hotel in Durham, North Carolina, and the chef and owner of Lantern in Chapel Hill. The recipient of the James Beard Award for “Best Chef: Southeast” in 2011, Reusing collaborates with small farms and producers across North Carolina and is an…...

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John Biewen

Duke University

John Biewen is audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke (CDS) and host of the Center’s audio documentary podcast, Scene on Radio. During a 30-year career as a public radio journalist and documentary-maker, he has told stories from forty American states and from Europe, Japan, and…...

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