The LXV annual SALALM Conference will be hosted by University of California, Davis on June 5 to June 8 in 2020 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento Riverfront Promenade.

Buen Provecho: Celebrating and Exploring the Richness of Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Food and Drink. SALALM LXV, convened on the campus of the University of California Davis and The Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento Riverfront Promenade in nearby Sacramento, proposes to explore any and all aspects of the production, distribution, consumption, and description of foods and beverages (especially alcoholic beverages) cultivated and created in Latin America or in other countries/regions with the involvement of LatinX workers and distributors. Food and beverages help shape identities and hold important cultural meaning for individuals and groups of people, including (but not limited to) friends and families, regional and national communities, and (im)migrants. The production, distribution, sale, and consumption of food and beverages reveal varied socioeconomic systems and are usually influenced and regulated by government administrators at various levels. Vast differences exist in access to food in general, and particularly to healthy and nourishing food, as well as to quality fermented foods and beverages (such as cheese).

Sarah Buck Kachaluba, SALALM President, will be organizing the conference. Roberto Delgadillo will chair local arrangements.

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