Video recordings from Winter 2017 guest speakers are available! Food Literacy for all is a community-academic partnership course exploring sustainable food system from distinguished leaders. Join us in watching and continuing the #FoodLiteracyForAll conversation.

Watch Video Recordings from Winter 2017 Talks


Food Literacy for All (NRE.639.038 and ENVIRON305.003) is a community-academic partnership course started in Winter 2017. Structured as an evening lecture series, Food Literacy for All features guest speakers each week to address diverse challenges and opportunities of both domestic and global food systems. The course is designed to prioritize engaged scholarship that connects theory and practice. By bringing national and global leaders, we aim to ignite new conversations and deepen existing commitments to building more equitable, health-promoting, and ecologically sustainable food systems.

The course was co-led by Jennifer Blesh, agroecologist and Assistant Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, Malik Yakini, Executive Director and a co-founder of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, and Lilly Fink Shapiro, Program Manager for the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative.

Winter 2017 Speakers & Recorded Talks: 

Food Literacy for All sessions are recorded and are available for your viewing. See below for each talk.

January 10, 2017  Jennifer Blesh & Malik Yakini
January 17, 2017 Frances Moore Lappé
January 24, 2017 Ricardo Salvador
January 31, 2017 Raj Patel
February 7, 2017 Thaddeus Barsotti
February 14, 2017 Ari Weinzweig
February 21, 2017 Tim Crews
March 7, 2017 Linda Jo Doctor
March 14, 2017 Saru Jayaraman
March 21, 2017 Monica White
March 28, 2017 Michael Twitty
April 4, 2017 Wayne Roberts
April 11, 2017 Kelly Brownell