Dr. Shamyka Sutton shares insights about Black culinary roots and how the slave trade shaped today’s soul food. Those that attended learned about the difference between soul food and southern food and patterns of misattribution in our food culture that dismisses our ancestors' role in culinary arts.
Dr. Shamyka Sutton is a clinical forensic psychologist and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider. Originally from Palo Alto, CA., she joined Western State Hospital (WSH) as a pre-doctoral intern in 2012. She currently serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for the Gage Center at WSH, under the Department of Social and Health Services. Dr. Sutton takes pride in supporting staff and mentoring students and is the WSH Critical Incident Stress Management Coordinator and Psychology Practicum Training Coordinator. Dr. Sutton has been a member of BUILD since June 2022 and is presently a member of BUILD's History and Activities Subcommittee.
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