Soul Food Documentary showing on March 25th at 7pm


Check out this article from the Courier Journal! “Ali Center, U of L plan free showing March 25 of soul food documentary.”

The Muhammad Ali Center is partnering with several community organizations to show the film “Soul Food Junkies” on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the center’s auditorium.

The University of Louisville is showing the film earlier in the day.

The film is free and open to the public and is part of an evening-long event during which representatives of several partnering groups will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on food equity.

In the movie, filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Hurt discovers that the relationship between African Americans and soul food can be culturally-based, deep-rooted, complex, and often deadly. The film features candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians, and scholars, as well as with doctors, family members, and everyday people.

Partnering in the event are the Network Center for Community Change, Slow Food Bluegrass, Sustainable Communities Network of Lexington, the University of Louisville, Fresh Stop New Roots and Inspired Schooling Solutions.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with food exhibitions and free samples of soul food. The movie will follow at 7 p.m., with the panel discussion from 8 to 9 p.m.

The University of Louisville will also show “Soul Food Junkies” at 2 p.m. on March 25 in the Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library. It is free and open to the public. The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception with soul food samples.

Special Thanksgiving Shawnee Fresh Stop and Potluck!

Please join New Roots and the Shawnee Neighborhood Fresh Stop as we celebrate our second successful season of connecting families in West Louisville with farm-fresh food.  We will begin the evening with a Thanksgiving Fresh Stop from 4:30-6pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church on the corner of 37th and Riverpark.  Then we will move into a potluck dinner celebration from 6-8pm, with special guests: YOU and OUR FARMERS!  Please bring a dish and join us as we plan the 2013 season.

This is your last chance to order produce shares for the 2012 season! Shawnee Fresh Stop will be accepting share requests until Monday evening, November 12, for a special Thanksgiving Fresh Stop share, which will include fresh herbs, butternut squash, greens, etc.

To order a share, contact New Roots at or Portia at the Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center at (502) 775-5268 or  You may also order online here:

Thanks for all of your support for the Shawnee Fresh Stop this season!  We look forward to seeing you back next year!