Malik Yakini, of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, to kick off Equity at the Table Speaker Series:
Creating a Just and Equitable Food System
March 3, 2018 | Durham, NC
The Come to the Table program presents its Equity at the Table Speaker Series, featuring a unique and diverse roster of distinguished speakers addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion, while educating the community about food security issues.
The first talk in the series will take place on Saturday, March 3 at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, NC and will be delivered by Malik Kenyatta Yakini, co-founder and 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 has presented at numerous local community meetings and national conferences on food justice and implementing community food security practices. 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. Yakini is featured in the book “Blacks Living Green,” and the movie “Urban Roots.”
RAFI will host the Equity at the Table Speaker Series in locations across North Carolina from March through August 2018. The series is designed for people who are working in the intersection of equity and food security and for those with the desire to think more critically about equity in their work and volunteerism. RAFI invites people of faith, farmers, activists, and journalists to come hear these perspectives.
FREE and open to the public.
To register: www.rafiusa.org/cttt/speaker-series
Upcoming Speaking Events:
March 3, 2018: Malik Yakini: Creating a Just and Equitable Food System”
March 9, 2018: Sacoby Wilson: “Environmental Justice, CAFOs, and Community Health”
March 14, 2018: Scott Marlow: “Finding Your Story in Farm Bill 2018”
April 28, 2018: Vanessa Jackson: “We are Seeds: Land, Meaning and Money”
May 14, 2018: Rick Moyers: “Board Diversity: Moving From Talk to Action”
May 29, 2018: Fatimah Salleh: “The Look of Leadership: Diversity and Equity in Rural Communities”
Download Event Flyer for Full Speaker Series
For questions contact [email protected] or call 919-704-6920