Detroit’s good food leaders will be an integral part of the 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit on Friday October 28, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Detroit Food & Fitness Collaborative members and friends who are or would like to be involved in the Michigan Good Food movement are welcome to attend! All are invited to register for the Summit, which is hosted by the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (MSU CRFS).
Detroit leaders who will share about their good food successes and who are helping to shape Michigan’s good food future will include:
- Devita Davison, marketing and communications director of FoodLab Detroit, will be presenting on the keynote panel, “Perspectives on the road to 2020: Where we’ve come and where we’re going” with Chuck Wolford, food service and purchasing consultant, Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency and Brian Bates, owner of Bear Creek Organic Farm.
- Winona Bynum, executive director of the Detroit Food Policy Council will be part of a panel on policy and advocacy approaches towards a healthy sustainable food system. This panel will highlight the work of two local food policy councils and explore their work in policy and community development.
- Anita Singh, Damanique Stinson, Sa’naya Davis-Jones and Doriawn Rogers of Keep Growing Detroit and Angela Abiodun and Sarah Scarborough of the Detroit Food Academy will lead a workshop that reviews how to develop and build organizational capacity for youth.
- Cary Junior, general manager of the South East Michigan Producers Association in Royal Oak will discuss how to address food insecurity with local food systems in a lightening round session.
- A panel reviewing connecting kids to healthy food at schools will include Monica DeGarmo and Brook Juday of Detroit Public Schools, and it will provide resources and ideas for how farm to school efforts can serve not only the students, but also their families. Efforts in both Detroit and Flint will be highlighted.
- As part of the afternoon’s lightning round, Aaron Egan of Eastern Market Corporation will talk about successful programing for food entrepreneurs and educators in Detroit.
- Performance artist Mike Ellison will come together with Detroit performers Chi Amen-Ra and Delaney “D-Love” Ragland for the closing performance.
Spaces are available on a bus from Detroit to and from the Summit sponsored by MSU
CRFS. Contact Kibibi Blount-Dorn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit: The Road to 2020 will be a celebration of local and state successes and an opportunity to look to the future. Throughout the day, summit attendees will have opportunities to:
- engage in sector specific breakout sessions (choose when you register),
- network with others from around Michigan that work in an array of areas in good food,
- hear stories about successful collaborations and networks that are working together to increase food that is healthy, green, fair and affordable,
- advance good food for all as we work towards the Michigan Good Food Charter goals for 2020, and
- view complex food systems issues through an equity lens.
We hope you will join us!