Where you from, who you wit? Rep’ yourself!! Food Justice Friday is back with a special event!

Let’s honor each other, our roots and what connects us as human beings. We will break bread together and share stories of family traditions, cultural customs, ancestral practices, spiritual grounding rituals … come ready to share about what makes you, YOU.

Our dinner will be POTLUCK style! If you feel inspired, please bring a dish to share. Something that represents your origin, as defined by yourself. It could be a cherished family recipe or a dish made with produce you lovingly grew. Suggested dish size is servings for 10-12 people. Please label your dish with ingredients and possible allergens, and bring the recipe to be included in our zine!

Additional dinner items will be provided by Just Food Detroit!

Instead of loading up landfills, let’s use reusables. Please bring your own cup, napkin, utensils, bowl, and plate if possible. If this is not possible, or you forget, Homespun Hustle will be on hand!! Buy a set of reusables for for $10 or rent it for $1 for the evening (Cash only). Dishwashing stations will be available to wash up afterwards, and a compost bucket for food waste. If you need to use paper goods, not to worry, they will be available.

Reject consumption! Kwanzaa Gift Make and Take – Create some lovely handmade giftables inspired by African heritage and the upcoming Kwanzaa season. DBCFSN’s Mama Hanifa Adjuman will share her creative talents and help with mask making and stenciled gift bags.

We will also be making a prayer flag to be sent to the Water Protectors at Standing Rock.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Food Justice Friday Team – Lottie, Angela, Bryce, Priscilla, Sanaa and Shane

“We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously.”
― Grace Lee Boggs
More about our guests:

Just Food Detroit – a growing collective of Detroit Food System Workers and Entrepreneurs, who share a passion for food, as well as a concern for their community’s health and livelihood.

Homespun Hustle – a local women’s fiber arts collective making everyday items from upcycled materials. In addition to providing reusable dinnerware at events, they host monthly Open Sews and sewing workshops. Thank you for making the effort to reduce waste!