November 12, 2020 - 12:00pm
Food deserts have been purposefully and strategically created, aided by historic redlining and other discriminatory policies and practices that have segregated our Black and Brown communities to impoverished urban areas. These communities lack access to grocery stores and other vendors that provide wholesome, nutritional food, while liquor stores and fast food restaurants are prevalent. Join us in a special virtual discussion featuring prominent Detroit food justice activists and organizers who have taken food sovereignty and environmental empowerment into their own hands. Panelists include Executive Director of the Detroit Black Food Security Network (DBFSN), Malik Yakini, Executive Director of Sustainable Community Farms, Michelle Jackson, and Executive Director of Oakland Avenue Urban Farming and Jerry Hebron, Northend Christian Community Development, INC.
Attending this session counts for field credit. Please document your attendance and contact your field faculty supervisor for information.Event Recording
November 12, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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November 12, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Join us from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 12th to explore the role of social workers in political action and the Social Work: Practice, Policy, and Research MasterTrack™ Certificate from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. During this session, you will hear from Kristin Seefeldt, Associate Professor of Social Work & Public Policy, who will discuss why it is vital for social workers to be involved in political action, Colleen Karim, Online Program Student Services Officer, who will share an overview of this MasterTrack Certificate, and Michelle Woods, Director of Career Services, who will explore the different career options social workers will have after earning this certificate and their MSW degree.
Please note: This session is informational only and does not provide a certificate of completion.