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Soul Food Junkies Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Byron Hurt

March 1, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Enjoy a free screening of the documentary Soul Food Junkies and explore the emotional and health advantages of soul food, the quintessential American cuisine. A Q&A with filmmaker Byron Hurt will take place following the film. Reserve your free ticket via MassMu’s Eventbrite page,, or call 330-833-4061. A cash bar will be available during the event.

Food traditions are hard to change,‭ ‬especially when they’re passed on from generation to generation. Soul Food Junkies blends history,‭ ‬humor,‭ ‬and heartwarming stories to place culinary traditions under the microscope.

Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His acclaimed documentary film, Soul Food Junkies, chronicled the history and legacy of soul food for PBS. A former Northeastern University football player, Byron is a published writer, anti-sexism activist, and lecturer. He is also the former host of the Emmy-nominated television show, Reel Works with Byron Hurt. Since 1993, he has been using his craft, his voice, and his writings to broaden and deepen how people think about gender, race, sex, violence, music, and visual media. Because of his work, Hurt has lectured at hundreds of campuses, presented at numerous professional conferences, and trained thousands of young men and women on cutting-edge issues. To learn more about Byron Hurt and Soul Food Junkies, visit

This program is held in partnership with the Kent Area (OH) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.

Funded in part by Ohio Humanities.

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121 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, Ohio 44646 United States
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541 West Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Office: 614.461.7802