Did you know that Oregon Governor Kate Brown assembled a nonpartisan Council on Wildfire response and our state legislature failed to act on its recommendations? Did you know that Oregon was not able to enact its fire-prevention plans because Republicans walked out of the state Senate and House? Demand action now. We can make a difference and potentially avert future disasters like the one we are living through now. Thank you.
The summer of 2020 will be memorable for many reasons. In food media, it has been a season spent dismantling racism and inequity. Episode 80 of The Four Top explores why leadership failed and why change came in this pivotal moment.
In this episode, you’ll learn about subtle practices—such as whitewashing recipe titles and pigeonholing people of color—as well as overt pay discrepancies that were the result of an ingrained white hierarchical structure.
In addition, we discuss the role social media platforms have played in allowing disenfranchised food writers to speak openly about the racism they have faced within the industry and call for change in leadership. And finally, our panelists share some ways in which we can all encourage a more inclusive, comprehensive, and interesting food-media landscape.
Meet our panelists: Khushbu Shah is restaurant editor for Food & Wine magazine. Soleil Ho is restaurant critic for The San Francisco Chronicle. And Tammie Teclemariam is a freelance writer for publications such as Wine Enthusiast, Eater, Taste, and Epicurious.
Due to these unprecedented wildfires, Celebrating Hispanic Roots has been rescheduled. Please join me on Thursday, October 1 at 4pm PST for a conversation with Hispanic Oregon winemakers Ximena Orrego, Carla Rodriguez, Sofía Torres-McKay, Cristina Gonzales, Sam Parra, and Juan Pablo Valot.
Each of the six participating wineries has created a special wine package for the event, with 10% of proceeds going to the Latino Partnership Program of the Oregon Community Foundation. I’m really looking forward to this conversation and I’d love to see you there!