Black Lives and Food Insecurity: Community Solutions and Medical Innovation

May 6, 2021
5-6:30 p. m. PDT
Zoom (Virtual)

Join Oakland’s Mandela Grocery and The DEEP Cooperative for a conversation on food insecurity, the importance of worker-owned cooperatives, and approaches to food justice in underrepresented communities of color. The event will also feature comments by Dr. Ashanté M. Reese, Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. Founded in 2009, Mandela Grocery Cooperative is a worker-owned store located in West Oakland.

The DEEP (Deep East Oakland Empowering the People) is a new worker-owned organization that recently raised funds to help them purchase a convenient space in deep East Oakland for long-term residents. By sourcing from local farmers, both organizations keep money within their local economies and support businesses operated by people of color. They function in spaces dominated by liquor stores and fast-food restaurants, helping bring organic produce and healthy alternatives to Oakland natives. You can support Mandela by donating to their Karma Jar, and The DEEP by contributing to their GoGetFunding page. 

Register here on Eventbrite.


A recording of the initial portion of the event can be found here. Please attend future events to participate and experiennce the full discussion.