About This Show
The Food Systems Leadership Network, an initiative of the Wallace Center, is a national Community of Practice focused on strengthening the leadership, management, and organizational effectiveness of community-based, non-profit organizations using food systems as a lever for positive social change in their communities. Through its online communications platform, the FSLN connects emerging and existing leaders and provides them with cost-effective opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and support, professional development, and resource sharing. Learn more at www.wallacecenter.org.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Malik Yakini: A Visionary Voices Conversation
In this first season of the Visionary Voices podcast, co-hosts Megan Bucknum and Hannah Mellion sat down with three nationally known and respected food systems leaders and mentors to learn about their personal leadership journeys, seek their advice for creating change, and discuss the value of partnership, mentorship, and leadership.
In this episode, we hear from Malik Yakini, activist, educator, food justice expert, and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. Malik's years as an activist in the black liberation movement has informed how he works to promote food sovereignty and racial justice in his communities. From starting and leading the Nsoroma Institute to reflect African culture and history, to establishing D-Town Farms and developing Detroit's food policy, this episode cracks the door into Malik's life story and taps into his wealth of insight and wisdom.
The Visionary Voices podcast was developed by the Wallace Center’s Food Systems Leadership Network.Read more »