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Dr. Monica M. White

Resources / Distinguished Lecture Series / Dr. Monica M. White
Black Farmers, Urban Agriculture, and
Increasing Access To Healthy Food In Detroit

Monica White

When: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
Where: Sonderegger 108
1000 Edgewood College Drive, Edgewood College

Admission: Free

Current conversations on the topic of urban agriculture focus on the City of Detroit. With available land and difficulty accessing healthy food for the city’s most vulnerable populations, citizens are returning to a rich agricultural tradition. This presentation will offer a historical analysis of agriculture in Detroit and discuss contemporary community-based food systems approaches to respond to food insecurity, with particular attention to the work of Black farmers and the impact of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.

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The event is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the Center for Multicultural Education and Ethnic Studies Program in the School of Integrative Studies.