Press Release: Detroit Food Justice Movie Debut and Zine Release

July 26, 2011
Contact: Gregg Newsom
Phone: 313.316.1411


The Detroit Food Justice Task Force to debut COOK EAT TALK: The Movie, release the Just Feed Detroit CookZine and celebrate the local Food Justice Movement

Detroit, July 26, 2011 – The Detroit Food Justice Task Force ( is excited to host the monthly free Eastern Market Movie Night on Wednesday, August 17 from 7-9pm. The group will screen COOK EAT TALK: The Movie, a film documenting their part in the Detroit Food Justice story and the Cook Eat Talk community sessions offered in the spring of this year. The gathering will also serve to launch the first issue of the Just Feed Detroit CookZine, a collection of recipes, words and images from the local Food Justice Movement. The Task Force will also report on their first year and share stories from a recent visit to Oakland, CA. Copies of the CookZine will be available and light food and refreshments will be offered.

shares the story of the Detroit Food Justice Task Force’s successful Cook Eat Talk community sessions. These sessions, initiated through existing partnerships, are based on permission seeking, mindfulness and respect for our host communities ‘invisible capital’, resources typically disregarded or unseen. The 40 minute documentary is being released in conjunction with the publication of the Just Feed Detroit CookZine, a collage of recipes, images and resources for Food Justice. “We believe that there are people growing food in Detroit, feeding each other, learning how to be healthy without a lot of resources, interested and investing in the local food economy.” shares Task Force Coordinator, Adrienne Maree Brown, “We want to lift that network up, so more and more Detroiters can access and celebrate it.”The Detroit Food Justice Task Force is a consortium of Black and People of Color led organizations and supporters that share a commitment to creating a food security plan for Detroit that is: sustainable; that provides healthy, affordable foods for all of the city’s people; that is based on best-practices and programs that work; and that is just and equitable in the distribution of food, jobs and economic benefits. The Detroit Food Justice Task Force is made possible with the support of the Kresge Foundation.

Since 2008, neighbors and friends have brought their own lawn and camp chairs to Eastern Market’s Shed 5 to watch a free movie on the third Wednesday of every month. The Market Movie Night series screens films that explore the connections between health, the environment, agriculture, food security, the economy. Every month the movie is selected by a different partner organization who also facilitate open discussions, activities and offer local resources relevant to the films topic.

As a Market Movie Night host, The Detroit Food Justice Task Force will debut COOK EAT TALK: The Movie on Wednesday August 17th 7-9pm in Eastern Market’s Shed 5 on Russell St. at Alfred St. The event is free and parking is available in the lots adjacent to the shed. For more information about the event and the work of the Detroit Food Justice Task Force please visit


Detroit Food Justice Task Force Partners – Building Movement Project, City of Detroit Planning Commission, Creative Community Pathways, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) and D-Town Farm, Detroit Evolution and People’s Kitchen Detroit, Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Earthworks Urban Farm, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, Sierra Club – Detroit EJ Project, Mt. Elliott Makerspace, and Oakland University.

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