Malik Kenyatta Yakini

Malik Kenyatta YakiniMalik Kenyatta Yakini, one of Detroit’s most dynamic, effective and inspiring activists and educators, is a leader in tying urban agriculture and inner city food availability and quality to the larger movement for freedom, justice and equality as well as in helping develop an international food sovereignty movement that embraces black farmers throughout the Americas, Caribbean and Africa. Founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (which operates a four acre farm in Detroit and spearheaded efforts to establish the Detroit Food Policy Council, which he chairs) and an Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Food and Community Fellow, he is also on the facilitation team of Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System and previously served as Executive Director of Nsoroma Institute Public School Academy, one of Detroit’s leading African-centered schools. Malik is also C.E.O. of Black Star Educational Management, is featured in the book Blacks Living Green, and the recent movie Urban Roots, is a vegan, an avid organic grower, a musician, and the father of three.  

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