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Northeast Times | October 22, 2021

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Fort Worth – Learn about food justice at free forum

Fort Worth – Learn about food justice at free forum

Malik Yakini will share the work of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network as a model of community self-determination and resistance in a city plagued by intentional disinvestment, compromised democracy and the concentration of land ownership in the hands of a few.

Yakini will speak at a public forum hosted by Blue Zones Project Fort Worth and Tarrant County Food Policy Council at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at TCU’s Sid Richardson Building, Lecture Hall 1, 2950 W. Bowie St. The event is free; register online.

He will also discuss the impact of the system of white supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalism on the movement for food justice and sovereignty.

Yakini is 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 views the “good food revolution” as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice, and equality. He has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces black communities in the Americas, the Caribbean, and Africa.

Blue Zones Project is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in the community.