CASC Food Justice talk (Oct 19)

A Discussion on Race, Food Sovereignty, and Social Justice
Presented by:
University of Michigan – Community Action and Social Change (CASC) Minor

Thursday, October 19 from 6-8PM

Educational Conference Center (1840) in the UM School of Social Work Building

This panel discussion will focus on race, food sovereignty, and sustainability within the food justice movement. Panelists engaged in food justice efforts including organizers, activists, and advocates, will share their experiences, challenges, and strategies toward action, namely in urban neighborhoods.
Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to attend.


Jack Griffin, a graduate from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with a Community Action and Social Change minor, is the founded of Food Finders, a web-based app that helps users find free food resources that are closest to their home, school, or current location.

Food Gatherers, an organization that works to alleviate hunger in the Ann Arbor community, distributes more than 1,000,000 pounds of food to 150 non-profits in the Ann Arbor area.

Annie Grech, a University of Michigan student pursuing a BS in Biochemistry, is the President of the University of Michigan chapter of the Food Recovery Network, an organization that works to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste.

Naim Edwards works in the city of Detroit as an Environmental Specialist. Along many other forms of environmental activism, Naim works with Voices for Earth Justice to engage the local community at an urban garden.