Skip to Content


No results


No results


No results

Search Results


No results
Search events using: keywords, sponsors, locations or event type
When / Where
All occurrences of this event have passed.
This listing is displayed for historical purposes.

UM Sustainable Food Systems Initiative pres.

Food Literacy for All

Setting the Table for Health Equity

Food Literacy for All - Winter 2020 Food Literacy for All - Winter 2020
Food Literacy for All - Winter 2020
UPDATE: All remaining Food Literacy for All sessions will take place virtually starting on Tuesday, March 17. Community members will still be able to tune in at 6:30pm here:


Food Literacy for All is a community-academic partnership course started in 2017. Structured as an evening lecture series, Food Literacy for All features different guest speakers each week to address challenges and opportunities of diverse food systems. The course is designed to prioritize engaged scholarship that connects theory and practice. By bringing national and global leaders, we aim to ignite new conversations and deepen existing commitments to building more equitable, health-promoting, and ecologically sustainable food systems.

The course is co-led by Cindy Leung (School of Public Health), Jerry Ann Hebron (Oakland Ave. Farm) and Lilly Fink Shapiro (Sustainable Food Systems Initiative). In partnership with Detroit Food Policy Council and FoodLab Detroit.

See here for more information:

Community members should register for each Food Literacy for All session here:

This course is presented by the UM Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, with support from the Food Systems Theme in the School of Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), the Center for Latin and Caribbean Studies (LACS), the CEW+ Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, the Residential College, the School of Public Health’s Department of Nutritional Sciences, the Department of English Language and Literature, the Center for Academic Innovation, and the King•Chávez•Parks Visiting Professors Program.

Winter 2020 Speakers:

January 14: Cindy Leung, Jerry Hebron, Lilly Fink Shapiro, Devita Davison, Winona Bynum
“Setting the Table for Health Equity”

January 21: Jessica Holmes
“Health Inequities: The Poor Person’s Experience in America”

January 28: Pakou Hang
“Racial Justice and Equity in the Food System: Going Beyond the Roots”

February 4: Robert Lustig
“Corporate Wealth or Public Health?”

February 11: Zahir Janmohamed
“De-colonizing Food Journalism”

February 18: Nicole Taylor
“The Disruption of Traditional Food Media”

February 25: Panel
“The Hidden Plight of Modern Growers”

March 10: Leah Penniman
“Farming While Black: Uprooting Racism, Seeding Sovereignty”

March 17: Maryn McKenna
“Meat, Antibiotics, and the Power of Consumer Pressure”

March 24: Panel
“To Impossible & Beyond: Are the New Plant Based Burgers Too Good to be True?”

March 31: Marlene Schwartz
“Promoting Wellness Through the Charitable Food System”

April 7: Terry Campbell
“The Farm Bill and National Food Policy”

April 14: Jennifer Falbe
“Big Soda vs. Public Health: Soda Taxes and Public Policy”

April 21: Course Conclusion
Food Literacy for All - Winter 2020 Food Literacy for All - Winter 2020
Food Literacy for All - Winter 2020
Report Event As Inappropriate Contact Event Organizers
Back to Main Content