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Friday, May 27 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Feeding Our Local Economy: Inclusivity and Innovation in Food Panel

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Discussion around inclusivity and innovation in Detroit's food economy with Rohani Foulkes of The Farmer’s Hand, Malik Yakini of Detroit People’s Food Co-op and Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, and Antony Hatinger Detroit Ento.

+Presented by Human Scale Studio, a consultancy firm transforming cities by putting people first and Launch Exchange, dedicated to growing social enterprise in Detroit and beyond. 

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Devita Davison

Director, Marketing & Communications, FoodLab Detroit
Devita Davison is currently the Marketing & Communications Director at FoodLab Detroit, a nonprofit organization that serves the role as convener of 160+ food entrepreneurs, storyteller, and -- with the momentum of a whole community -- catalyst for movement among good food businesses in Detroit. In her role, she manages communications projects and provides leadership in developing and implementing internal and external communication efforts... Read More →

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Patrice Brown

Patrice Brown born and raised on Detroit's eastside. Graduate of Crockett Technical H.S. class of 1999. Earned B.A. in Political Science from The University of Michigan- Ann Arbor 2003. Career community organizer and creator of 1,000 Mics, a community organization that aims to build the Industry of Art within the city of Detroit. A 2015 Eastern Market Food and Health Fellow. Currently serving as the Eastern Market's Assistant Food Access... Read More →
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Rohani Foulkes

Co-Founder, The Farmers Hand
Co-Founder of The Farmer's Hand an all local artisanal market and kitchen opening in Corktown, Summer 2016, Rohani hails from Australia where she grew up in the small seaside town of Cairns. Her passion for food extends deep into her childhood, with an indigenous Torres Strait Island heritage her love of food was nurtured with smells such as frying belacan from the family kitchen, hand pressed coconut milk on the back porch and weekly trips to... Read More →
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Anthony Hatinger

CEO/Co-Founder, Detroit Ento
Anthony Hatinger began his life and work in Detroit in May of 2013. Being a student of Religion and Horticulture at Michigan State University, he decided to bring his passion and knowledge for food justice organizing and creation care theology from his hometown of Lansing, to the Motor City. Anthony has previously served as the Aquaponics and Garden Production Manager for Central Detroit Christian CDC, is a Herbal Extract Specialist, and has... Read More →
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Malik Yakini

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is a founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). DBCFSN operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store 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... Read More →