Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System Monthly Gathering
This Saturday, February 5, 1 to 3pm
Location: The MSU Center, 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
Update: This Saturday’s gathering has been re-focused to offer a guided model for standing in solidarity with anti-racist action in the current Detroit Water & Sewerage takeover efforts.
To prepare for this discussion please consider reading the legislative proposal HOUSE BILL No. 4112 and local media coverage. Also, note the upcoming events and links to take action on this issue, they are listed below.
We will also hold space to honor, respect and celebrate Rosa Park’s birthday, which is February 4th. “At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.” ~Rosa Parks
The screening of “The House We Live In”, episode 3 of the 2003 PBS series, “Race, the Power of an Illusion” that was planned for this month will be shared at a future gathering.
If you are new to Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System’s work, please read the update written by Charity Hicks and Lisa Richter as a introduction. Join with us to better understand the roots of racism in the Detroit food system, and strategize how we can work together on systemic racism here.
Please join us this Saturday!
Water Rights/Takeover Effort Events:
Councilwoman Joann Watson is holding a meeting on takeover efforts at her office on Friday, Feb 4th at 2pm. Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 1340 Detroit, MI 48226, (313) 224-4535 (office)
The People’s Water Board Coalition is screening the film “The Water Front” and hosting a community discussion on the takeover efforts on February 16th at 7pm in Eastern Market’s heated Shed 5, located at he
corner of Russell & Alfred.
Please take action by reading HOUSE BILL No. 4112 and calling the Governor, your State Representative and Senator, and other allies about this issue.
Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System Update: Join Us!