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Food conference attendees tour the Congregation Talmud Torah, more commonly known as the Breed Street Shul, as part of the Mexican food tour of Boyle Heights. The Breed Street Shul was a keystone in the Jewish community in Boyle Heights and nearby City Terrace from the 1920s through the 1950s.<br />
Occidental College hosts the Oxy Food Conference, an annual meeting and conference for the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS)/Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). The event ran from June 14-17, 2017 and was organized by Oxy associate professor of sociology John Lang. This was the first time Oxy hosted this conference.<br />
More than 500 food scholars converged for one of the discipline’s largest international conferences and the chance to discuss everything from sustainable agricultural and fisheries practices to the cultural significance of Basque-American “picon punch.”<br />
(Photo by Marc Campos, Occidental College Photographer)