April 29, 6:30-9:30pm in The Cooper Room
WCCC, East Campus, 5901 Conner, Detroit, 48213
This event is FREE…, parking included.
Each year Detroit sees more community gardens, small production farms, hoop houses to extend the growing season, mobile produce markets and home-kitchen products going to market. More people are connecting to the importance of and power within food. This power, while holding great potential for families and communities, is threatened by institutionalized racism and white supremacy.
Even as more people reconnect to their food, we witness inequity on the rise as access to good food is turned into a trend dominated by new, predominantly white Detroiters who rarely recognize or respect existing history and culture. The opportunities afforded Detroit through urban agriculture and good food have been co-opted to market the city as a place for people who are deemed more creative and economically viable than the current population.
While our food security is threatened by genetically modified seeds and chemical laden processed foods, Detroiters are also threatened by corporate land grabs made in the name of philanthropy and an emergency manager law recently passed by the State. These issues connect to and affect our community food security and are all intricately linked to race, class and power.
With deep respect for and acknowledgment of Detroiters who have struggled against racial inequity for generations, the seeds that would become Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System Trainings, Monthly Gatherings, Caucus and Study Groups and this documentary were sewn at the Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit conferences.
The Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System documentary was produced by Zenobia Jeffries and Lottie V. Spady with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Please join with us on April 29th, 6:30-9:30pm at The Cooper Room at WCCC’s East Campus for the premiere of a film that documents the story of Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System. Come and celebrate as we share the film, hold space for meaningful discussion of food and race and enjoy music and refreshments together.
Monthly Gatherings – We meet the first Saturday of every month from 1-3p at the MSU Center, 3408 Woodward. Please join with us! Note: there will be no gathering in May due to our Two Day Training.