Third Annual Detroit Food Summit Slated for April

Join the Detroit Food Policy Council for our third annual summit on April 4-6, 2013 at Focus: HOPE. The theme of the Detroit Food 2013 is “What’s on Your Plate?” and will feature speakers, workshops and of course, local food!  The Detroit Food & Fitness Collaborative is co-hosting this event.

Workshops will focus on four topics: Food and Nutrition Education, Sourcing Food Locally, The Politics of Food, and The Future of Detroit’s Food. Watch the Detroit Food Policy Council’s website and Facebook page for a program schedule to be published soon.

On April 4th, don’t miss our keynote speaker: Nikki Henderson, Executive Director, People’s Grocery in Oakland, California. Nikki began her work in social justice through the foster care system in Southern California, having been raised with seven older foster brothers, and later shifted into sustainability, developing course curriculum for the University of California system and advocating across the state for environmental justice and political ecology. She has worked closely with Van Jones and Phaedra Ellis Lamkins at Green for All, fighting for a green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. She was also a part of Slow Food USA in Brooklyn, New York. In 2009, Nikki co-founded Live Real, a national collaborative of food movement organizations committed to strengthening and expanding the youth food movement in the United States. In 2010, Nikki was featured in ELLE magazine as a Gold Awardee. She has a master’s degree in African American Studies from UCLA, and is originally from Los Angeles.

Summit registration is $20 per person for all three days.  A limited number of scholarships are available. Register on our website at and call us at (313) 833-0396 for more information or to request a registration form in the mail.

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