Alongside the launch of the in-person Food Justice in Appalachia Exhibit we are happy to present a companion online exhibit
An exhibit by WVU Libraries in partnership with the WVU Food Justice Lab, the WVU Center for Resilient Communities and TURNROW Appalachian Farm Collective.
Print exhibition at WVU Downtown Campus Library: October 2021-June 2022
Print exhibition at WVU Beckley Campus Library: August 2022-June 2023
Print exhibition at Appalachian State University Library: June 2023-June 2024
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Celebratory opening on World Food Day, October 16, 2021
View the recording of the presentations on the WVU Libraries Youtube page.
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.
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 in 2021 is available on the WVU Libraries YouTube channel
The exhibit is archived on The Research Repository at WVU.
Questions? Questions: Lead Curator: Sally Brown Deskins, WVU Libraries' Exhibits Coordinator, 304.293.0369, email