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Fostering a Racially Just Food System: An Up & Coming Food Co-op Conference Video

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Published on Aug 22, 2016

PRESENTER: Malik Yakiini
SUMMARY: This session examines ways in which racism creates inequities in the food system. It offers suggested steps for individuals involved in food co-ops and other aspects of food system work to address their own internalized racism, and for food organizations and institutions to create policies and practices intended to foster racial equity.

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is a founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). DBCFSN operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store in Detroit’s North End. Yakini views the “good food revolution” as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice and equality. He has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces Blacks communities in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.

The Up & Coming Food Co-op Conference for startup retail food co-ops is held annually. This video features a recorded workshop from the 2016 conference. Join us in Milwaukee March 9-11, 2017.
http://www.upandcoming.coop/

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