Food For Change Summit a Success

On March 10 and 11, the Detroit Food Policy Council and the Detroit Food & Fitness Collaborative were pleased to present Detroit Food 2016: Food for Change at the Benson & Edith Ford Conference Center in Detroit.


Keynote speaker Kimberly Seals Allers

With much energy and charge for an improved food system, the conference welcomed 308 attendees — 16 of whom were students — and a host of great speakers and presenters. These included Detroit Black Community Food Security Network founding director, Malik Yakini, and award-winning journalist, author, and nationally recognized media commentator and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health, Kimberly Seals Allers. There were many take-aways to the conference, and we all left with the determination to continue making strides in creating an equitable food system here in Detroit. This video captures the essence.


Malik Yakini, Executive Director, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

This year we will keep the conversations going by hosting opportunities to learn more about the Detroit food system throughout the year. Our “What About Food?” series will feature film screenings and community dialogues about many of the topics we explored at Detroit Food 2016.

Join us for the first dialogue, Land, Food, and Environmental Justice, on Monday, May 9, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Cass Corridor Commons, 4605 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201. Visit our website for more information about this discussion, future events, or the workshops presented at the summit.

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