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Food for Thought: Building a More Inclusive and Just Local Food Economy

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CBR Innovation Network

1 Moore Street

#5

Canberra, ACT 2601

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With a lack of representation of low-income entrepreneurs in the food industry, FoodLab in Detroit Michigan is working hard to acknowledge and address barriers to participation, build power and resilience and promote environmental sustainability. Join Director of the FoodLab Detroit, Devita Davison, for an insightful talk and interview by Cindy Mitchell, Social Impact Strategist, University of Canberra.

This event is a must-attend for members of the local food community, those involved in community development or support for low-income entrepreneurs or anyone interested in food as a tool for social and economic inclusion.

A networking reception will precede the event. Please RSVP for catering purposes.

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Devita is the Director of FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organisation that works to provide entrepreneurs with the technical assistance, workshops, resources and skills they need to start and grow strong businesses. With a lack of representation of low-income entrepreneurs of colour in the food industry, FoodLab is working hard to acknowledge and address barriers to participation, build power and resilience, and promote environmental sustainability through civic engagement. Devita was previously the Community Kitchen Managing Director for Detroit Kitchen Connect; a network of shared, commercial kitchen spaces that provides community resources and an array of industry-specific services. Combining her passion for culinary arts with activism and entrepreneurship, She has worked with the Brooklyn Food Coalition, facilitated workshops for the WKKF Foundation, spoken at the Just Food Conference, Netroots Nation, TEDxDetroit and the BALLE conference.

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