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Food Justice: Challenges and Opportunities

Malik Yakini will share the work of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network as a model of community self determination. He will also discuss the impact of the system of white supremacy, patriarchy and capitalism on the movement for food justice and sovereignty.

Malik Kenyatta Yakini

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is a founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). DBCFSN operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store in Detroit’s North End. Yakini views the “good food revolution” as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice and equality. He has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces Black communities in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.

Track and Session Info

Social Justice Advocacy & Cultural Diversity
Keynote | 1:30 pm

Date and Location

Merrill Hall

Malik Yakini

Malik Yakini
Presenter Affiliation: 
Detroit Black Food Security Network

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