DEEP DISH CONVERSATIONS: VOICES OF SOCIAL CHANGE IN NASHVILLE
ABOUT THE BOOK
What does it mean to be a Nashvillian? A Black Nashvillian? A white Nashvillian? What does it mean to be an organizer, an ally, an elected official, an agent for change? Deep Dish Conversations began as a running online interview series in which host Jerome Moore sits down over pizza with Nashville leaders and community members to talk about the past, present, and future of the city and what it means to live here. The result is honest conversation about racism, housing, policing, poverty, and more in a safe, brave, person-to-person environment that allows for disagreement.
This book is a curated collection of the most striking interviews from the first few seasons of the series, with a foreword by Dr. Sekou Franklin, an introduction by Moore, and contextual introductions to each interviewee. Figures like Judge Sheila Calloway, comedian Josh Black, anti-racism speaker Tim Wise, organizer Jorge Salles Diaz, and many more explore their wide-ranging perspectives on social change in a city in the midst of massive demographic and ideological shifts.
For anyone in any twenty-first-century city, Deep Dish Conversations offers a lot to think about—and a lot of ways to think about it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jerome Moore was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay, which motivated him to explore and build community in Costa Rica, China, and the Philippines. He is now a community organizer, creator and host of Deep Dish Conversations, producer and host at Nashville Public Television, and pizza connoisseur.