Co-op Grocery Stores: More than Food | Building a Self-Determined Food Community in Detroit’s North End
Co-op Grocery Stores: More than Food |Building a Self- Determined Food Community in Detroit’s North End detailed the necessity of community owned business as an alternative to Detroit’s gentrification and current land grabs. The report also focused on the historical role of black owned food cooperatives as a tool for economic resiliency.
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Publication tags: Field Reports - Community Food Security, Food Access, Food Justice, Food Systems and Agriculture - Communities of Color
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Shaka graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013 with degrees in political and social thought, and African American and African Studies. They were a lead organizer for Workers and Students United, an organization that works toward securing living wages for the University of Virginia's lowest paid employees. Shaka interned with Progressive Maryland where they researched corporate red-lining practices, living wage issues, affordable housing, and health care reform implementation. Shaka also interned at the Victory Institute in Washington, D.C., where they assisted in the planning of Victory Institute’s 2012 Leadership Conference.
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