Video: Foodlab Detroit director Devita Davison gives Ted Talk about the paradox of Detroit's renaissance and food scarcity

by

comment
screen_shot_2017-04-27_at_11.23.45_am.png
In a emotional and powerful speech delivered at TedXBrum in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Foodlab Detroit director Devita Davison educated the crowd about the paradox Detroit faces as a city on the rise — and one where one in four kids suffers from hunger.

Her speech also covers the unjust food system, having uncomfortable conversations, changing the narrative, the way the community is making improvements in neighborhoods.



"If you read that billionaires are saving the city of Detroit, that's a lie," Davison exclaims during her talk.

Watch the whole thing below.



We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.