An exhibit by WVU Libraries in partnership with the WVU Food Justice Lab, the WVU Center for Resilient Communities and TURNROW Appalachian Farm Collective.
Online Launch: October 2021
Print exhibition at WVU Downtown Campus Library: October 2021-June 2022
Celebratory opening on Saturday, October 16, 4-6pm
Join us virtually or in person on World Food DayIn person: Downtown Library: register here.*
Featuring Appalachian inspired appetizers by Hill & Hollow catering.
5pm: Short presentations by WVU Libraries’ Dean Karen Diaz, Food Policy Director Joshua Lohnes, WVU Extension Specialist in Public Health Kristin McCartney, and Hill & Hollow Chef Marion Ohlinger.
Sign language interpreting services are available by request. To request an interpreter, contact Jason.Kapcala@mail.wvu.edu at least three business days prior to the event.
Virtually: presentations begin at 5pm on Zoom, register here.
Zoom program will offer live captioning.
This multidisciplinary exhibition by WVU Art in the Libraries, in partnership with the WVU Center for Resilient Communities’ Food Justice Lab and TURNROW Appalachian Farm Collective, explores this multilayered, complex social movement in Appalachia and beyond through narratives from students, scholars and community-based organizations. Original art by eighteen regional artists, is juxtaposed with viewpoints from Appalachian non-profit organizations, farmers, food system development programs, cooperatives, and activists, as well as personal perspectives on Appalachian food traditions. The exhibit highlights various sub themes in the movement for food justice and offers suggestions for action to shape a more just, equitable, and sustainable food system.
*During these uncertain times of COVID, we would like to know if you are coming so we can update you on any necessary changes of protocol.
Food Justice Day with WVU Center for Resilient Communities October 15
Find the full list of exhibition contributors here.
WVU Humanities Center Collaborative Engagement Grant
WVU Health Promotion and Wellness Grant
WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
MPB Print & Sign Superstore
WV Department of Agriculture
WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
WVU College of Creative Arts
WV Humanities Council
WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
WVU Office of the Provost Transform This Challenge Grant
WVU Division of Student Life
Mike & Tammy Miller on behalf of Pantry Plus More
Arts Council of Greater Morgantown
Visit Mountaineer Country Convention and Visitors Bureau
Catherine Wilson Jones
Food Justice LibGuide
Joshua Lohnes' presentation on Food Justice in Appalachia on the WVU Libraries YouTube channel
Questions? Questions: Lead Curator: Sally Brown Deskins, WVU Libraries' Exhibits Coordinator, 304.293.0369, email