Community Food Systems Mentor Profile - Malik Yakini


Community Food Systems Mentor Profile The Community Food Systems Mentorship Program offers Network members the opportunity to work directly with a food systems expert to support their growth, learn best practices, and connect with seasoned food movement leaders. ---------------- Malik Yakini, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (https://detroitblackfoodsecurity.org/) Co-Founder and Executive Director About Malik: I have been an activist in Detroit's African-American community for more than 40 years. I am the co-founder and executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. We operate the seven acre D-Town Farm, the Food Warriors Youth Development Program and are spearheading the development of a co-op grocery store. Our work is justice-focused and is rooted in the African cultural continuum, We honor and learn from the past and are future-focused. We have a very sharp critique of the system of white supremacy, capitalism and patriarchy. Areas of expertise: • Board Development • Visioning • Strategic Planning • Leadership Development • Community Engagement • Urban Farming • Anti-Racist Initiatives Seeking to mentor: I am particularly interested in working with emerging Black and POC food systems leaders. ---------------- Visit the Mentorship Program page (under Services) to learn more! https://foodsystemsleadershipnetwork.goentrepid.com/pages/mentors

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  • Chad Martin 4 months ago

    Thank you for being willing to mentor and for being who you are. I would like to be able to glean from some of your past experiences when you have time.

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