Malik Yakini on”Food Justice: Challenges and Possibilities”(Nov 17)

Malik Yakini
Food Justice: Challenges and Possibilities”
November 17 at 4pm

School of Public Health I, Room 1655, Crossroads

If you would like the opportunity to meet with Director Yakini, please select a time from the SIGN UP SHEET here. No later than Monday, November 7, 2016. All meetings with Mr. Yakini will be held in SPH Crossroads, 2635. Please include your academic department or research area of interest when selecting a meeting time.


Malik Yakini, Director Yakini is an activist and educator who is committed to freedom and justice for African people in particular and humanity in general. Mr. Yakini is a founder and the  Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN), which operates a seven acre urban farm in Detroit. DBCFSN is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store in Detroit’s North End. Malik is dedicated to working to identify and alleviate the impact of racism and white privilege on the food system. He 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. Yakini has presented at numerous local community meetings and national conferences on food justice and implementing community food security practices.

Sponsored by the Departments of Health Behavior and Health Education and Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, with support from the Rackham Faculty Allies Program and the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health