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To Build Community Leadership, Redefine the Meaning of Leadership

By Brahm Ahmadi
Posted April 6, 2013

How can organizations make meaningful and lasting systemic change in their communities? The answer's in our own backyard.

Why the Food Movement Needs Paula Deen

By Jane Black
Posted April 6, 2013

To the foodie establishment, Deen may seem an unlikely candidate to promote healthy eating. But she has an ability to reach Americans that the "heroes" of today’s food-reform movement simply don’t.

Let’s Talk About the Table

By Andrea King Collier
Posted April 7, 2013

We talk about the leadership table where decisions are made as if there is a secret password, or an inside track to the top. What's wrong with this picture?

Race, Equity and Leadership: What's Land Got to Do With It?

By Cheryl Danley
Posted April 7, 2013

As African Americans, we need to recreate and restore our narratives around land and food culture in order to build and renew power in our community.

Meet the Fellows

Malik Yakini

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and Member of the Detroit Food Policy Council.

About the Fellows

IATP Food and Community Fellows are innovative change makers who advocate for a just, equitable and healthy food system. More about us

About the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems. More at

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