Devita Davison to Visit SEI for ‘Food Justice in the City’ Event

Thursday 9 November 2017, Devita Davison joins SEI for ‘Food Justice in the City: Toward a Just and Sustainable Food System – a public seminar, hosted in partnership with Sydney Ideas.

Photo by Bret Hartman / TED.

Devita Davison is the Co-Director and Marketing and Communications Director of FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organisation that represents a diverse community of food businesses and allies working to make good food a sustainable reality for all Detroit locals. Devita works to provide support to over 140+ food businesses through resource connection, mentoring, high-quality workshops, field trips, and networking opportunities — all with the goal of cultivating good food businesses

FoodLab Detroit has successfully worked to strengthen Detroit’s regional food system by creating a new food economy that acknowledges the importance of justice, community representation, and sustainability. The organisation is an example of the success which comes from applying a community-based approach to issues of food injustice, and we look forward to hosting Devita and learning about the successes of FoodLab Detroit.

At ‘Food Justice in the City: Toward a Just and Sustainable Food System Devita will be joined by panellists Leslie Lindo, Director of Community Engagement, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, Julian Agyeman,  Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University, Nick Rose, Executive Director of Sustain, and Event Chair David Schlosberg, Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute. For more details and to register, click here.

In the video below, Devita gives a TeD Talk on the importance of community mobilisation in addressing issues of food insecurity and food justice in Detroit.