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Join three dynamic IATP Food and Community Fellows, Malik Yakini of the Detroit Black Food Security Network, Haile Johnston from Common Market Philadelphia, and Kelvin Graddick, a young farmer who manages the West Georgia Farmers Cooperative, as they discuss the roles and opportunities for Black men in the food system both through a rural and urban lens.

During this webinar you will learn more about the historical, yet forgotten role that African Americans have played in the development of the U.S. food system. Panelists will also talk about opportunities for Black men and youth to create a more equitable food system through roles in faith communities, schools and institutions, as well as in their own families and communities.


  • Malik Yakini
  • Haile Johnston
  • Kelvin Graddick