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Evenings in the Garden - Malik Yakini - What's Race Got to Do With Food? (Novi)

Sponsoring Organization: MSU Tollgate

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.

End Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location : MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI. 48337

Description of the Event: 

Evenings in the Garden - Fall 2018 Series
MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center

A series of classes on a wide variety of gardening and environmental topics, taught by local and regional experts in their field. 
Classes are held in the Conference Center, except as noted.

MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center
28115 Meadowbrook Road - Novi, MI 48337

Cost: $20 per class
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET
light snacks provided
Advance registration is required

See registration link below class descriptions
Space is limited - please register early

September 27 – Malik Yakini - What's Race Got to Do With Food?

September 27 – Malik Yakini - What's Race Got to Do With Food? 
How far do we have to travel to reach our closest full-scale grocery store? Are we aware that there are neighborhoods in Detroit where 48% of households lack physical or financial access to safe and nutritious food every day? Meet Malik Kenyatta Yakini, the cofounder and executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). The DBCFSN operates the beautiful seven-acre D-Town Farm and they initiated the Detroit Food Policy Council. In addition, Yakini is spearheading the opening of a grocery store in Detroit's North End – the Detroit People's Food Co-op. Exploring the work of DBCFSN will also serve as a lens to discuss larger issues of systemic oppression including racism/white supremacy, land ownership/wealth disparity, and patriarchy. He views the "good food revolution" as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice, and equality.


Education Credit Hours: 2

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