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Giving Gardens- Path to Liberation: Food Access & Spiritual Communities

April 26, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost: $10 - $20

Yad Ezra’s Giving Gardens and the Muslim Jewish Forum of Detroit present this panel discussion with leaders in the local food justice movement, whose work reflects the values of their traditions.

Please join us for a conversation on approaching modern food issues through the framework of different faiths teachings.
How can we work to honor our beliefs? Where did our ancestors miss the mark? What can we learn from eachother?

Please RSVP to: carly@yadezra.org (248) 548-3663
Featured panelists (pictured above, right to left:)

Malik Kenyatta 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 the Detroit People’s Food Co-op 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 Blacks communities in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa. Although he does not adhere to any particular spiritual tradition his practices include prayer, ancestor veneration, fasting, service and striving to adhere to the attributes of Maat (truth, balance, order, reciprocity, and justice).

Babar Qadri is a physician assistant at the HUDA Clinic, a free medical clinic in Northwest Detroit that started out of the Muslim Community Center. He is co-founder of HUDA Urban Garden. Babar had the idea to create a resource for patients, allowing them to acquire the ingredients they desperately need, not only to live a healthy life, but to reverse their chronic illnesses. In early 2013, a group of youngsters joined Babar to begin this project, and today they remain as the co-founders and Executive Board members.

Eitan Sussman is co-director of Keep Growing Detroit, a network and resource working to promote a “food sovereign Detroit” where the majority of fruits and vegetables consumed by Detroiters are grown by residents within the city’s limits. He has also taught as a Jewish religious school educator.

Fee of $10-$20 at sliding scale will help us pay our speakers for their valuable time. This event is free to Yad Ezra clients and bridge card holders.

**Please park in parking lot off Robina St.!**
Kids are welcome, and may be bored.



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2850 W 11 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072 united States


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