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Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System Gathering

I’m continuously striving to become an aware, non-judgmental, active and outspoken ally of the organizations, individuals and communities of color that my family and I are blessed to share this space with. I feel the greatest common ground between all Detroit communities, all people really, seen and unseen, is Food. We all have a right to safe, non-genetically modified healthy food that does not carry with it the weight of oppression or resource abuse.

The Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System Gatherings are both challenging and inspirational. I put forth that straight forward, safe discussions on race along with vigilant personal work to decolonize our hearts and minds are requisite for any viable localization efforts to take root in Detroit. I’m looking forward to this month’s film and have my fingers crossed that we’ll get a report out from those who attended the Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference last month. Please join us, share and thank you! ~Gregg

Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System Gathering
This Saturday, December 4, 1 to 3pm at the MSU Center, 3408 Woodward, Detroit, MI

The film Homecoming will be shown.  The filmdraws on the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, which is intertwined with the history of black farmers. Inspired by Malcolm X’s contention that “Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality,” Gilbert documents the tradition and decline of black farming, and explores the bittersweet legacy of the land, a symbol of both struggle and survival.” (from PBS website, http://www.pbs.org/itvs/homecoming/film1.html).  After the movie, there will be discussion and action updates on the Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System work.

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