ARE YOU READY TO HEAR GOOD NEWS FROM AFRICA?
All are invited to meet Edie Mukiibi, Slow Food International Vice-President and architect of the Slow Food 10,000 Gardens in Africa campaign.
Slow Food Detroit Central City and Slow Food USA are honored to host Edie Mukiibi, an agronomist from Uganda, who personally founded 75 gardens in Africa. He promotes youth involvement and family farms and believes that traditional agricultural practices can support communities. Edie’s visit will highlight how the visions and struggles of growers and food activists in Detroit mirror the food sovereignty struggles taking shape on the African continent.
Mukiibi will visit New York City, Detroit, New Orleans, Hattiesburg, and Sacramento. The purpose of this tour is to:
· Present a different image of Africa other than that of being fixated on its deficits. Mukiibi will present a very different narrative of Africa’s present and future that highlights promising assets: traditional knowledge together with innovative leadership
· Forge ties between food sovereignty advocates in the USA with those in Africa, thus elevating the work of communities of color in the USA as partners to fulfill the Slow Food goals of good, clean, and fair food for all
· Educate American voters about important foreign aid policy priorities that impact innovative civil society efforts in Africa.
Edie Mukiibi will tour Detroit gardens, meet with our growers and activists, as well as public officials and youth, from November 7th to November 10th.
You are invited to join Slow Food Detroit Central City on Sunday, November 8th at 5:00PM as we host Edie Mukiibi.
Kadiri Sennefer Ra, D-town farm manager, will also report out on his recent trip to Milan, Italy for the Slow Food Youth Network “We Feed the Planet” gathering.
To RSVP click on this link: http://goo.gl/forms/X30oR4kGts
This special event will be held at Spirit of Hope Church
1519 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
Enter from the rear of the church
A light dinner will be served
This is a free event