Undoing Racism in the Food System: Malik Yakini @ Cornell Oct. 24, 2011

Michael Burns michael at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Mon Oct 17 20:53:50 EDT 2011

Undoing Racism in the Food System: A Conversation with Malik Yakini

Monday, October 24 · 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Cafe at Anabel Taylor Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is a founder and the Interim Executive Director of the
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, which operates a four acre farm
in Detroit and spearheaded efforts to establish the Detroit Food Policy
Council, which he chairs.

He is an activist and educator dedicated to working to identify and alleviate
the impact of racism and white privilege in the food system. Yakini has an
intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food
sovereignty movement that embraces Black farmers in the Americas, the
Caribbean and Africa.

He views the “good food revolution” as part of the larger movement for
freedom, justice and equality. He currently serves as a Community Fellow of
the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Food.

Sponsored by

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming
New World Agriculture and Ecology Group
Albert R. Mann Library
Cornell Department of Development Sociology
Dorothy Cotton Institute
Gardens 4 Humanity
Whole Community Project
Cornell Garden-Based Learning Program
Moosewood Restaurant

Funded in part by the GPSAFC.

Free and open to the entire community.

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