The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi will host a series of informal conversations titled “Sarah Talks” beginning March 1.

The first talk, titled “Women Creating Community Through Food: Intersectionality and Entrepreneurship,” will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Lamar Hall 320. Joester Brassell of Mama Joe’s Country Cooking, Carla Rego from Lusa’s Bakery and Café and Dixie Grimes of Dixie Belle Café (at the B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery) will lead the discussion.

Jaime Harker, Director  “We wanted to establish a lecture series, like Ted Talks, that highlights UM scholars, local members of the community, Mississippi entrepreneurs, artists and social justice advocates who are doing ground-breaking work in gender and sexuality.  Women’s History Month seemed like an ideal time to launch Sarah Talks.”