Ypsilanti Food Co-op Weekly Newsletter
We celebrate Martin Luther King Day to promote equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background. As we, the people of American society, continue to strive toward the elimination of white supremacy, racial segregation, racism, we remain inspired by the courageous,
non-violent efforts of Martin Luther King, Jr.
By commemorating MLK Day in our Ypsi Food Co-op we demonstrate our support of the current efforts of Black Lives Matter, and we reiterate our recognition of the importance of nurturing diversity in our community.
We dedicate our thoughts andactions on Martin Luther King Day
to the remembrance and honor of his legacy.
Community MLK Events
Monday, January 18th, 2021 | 10am-11:30 am (EST)
This event through U of M features two speakers, Gloria House, poet, essayist, educator and human rights activist, and Malik Yakini, co-founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN).
We are expecially proud to support Malik Kenyatta Yakini, who is co-founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). DBCFSN operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of the Detroit People’s Food Co-op, a cooperatively grocery story in Detroit’s North End. Yakini views the work of DBCFSN as part of the larger movement for building power, self-determination, and justice. He is adamantly opposed to the system of white supremacy, capitalism and patriarchy. He has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces Black communities in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa. He is a co-founder of the National Black Food and Justice Alliance.
Here is the link for Monday's event:
From EMU: In honor of the EMU's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration starting today, here is a #throwback from 1996 where fraternity members of Alpha Phi Alpha gather around the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue on campus during an MLK Celebration. #ThrowbackThursday #EMUMLKCelebration