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, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (https://detroitblackfoodsecurity.org/)
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
• 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!