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Tonight: FOOD POWER Visits Detroit Leaders in the Detroit area, you’re invited to a MomsRising FOOD POWER event scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight. Local and national food justice activists will gather to discuss childhood obesity in the African American community.

The free two-hour event will feature a screening of the award-winning documentary Soul Food Junkies and a Q&A with filmmaker Byron Hurt. Food justice activists will also participate in a panel discussion, and a free (and healthy!) dinner will be served.

Those unable to attend the event can take part via Twitter by using the hashtag, “#FoodPower.”

Tonight’s event comes on the heels of the FOOD POWER conference in New York, where Director Marty Kearns joined MomsRising and other advocates to study some of the factors driving the childhood obesity epidemic and discuss ways to reverse childhood obesity.

Check out MomsRising’s official invitation below.

Dear friends: 

Join us for FOOD POWER!
THURSDAY MARCH 21, 2013. 6pm-8:30pm.
7707 W Outer Drive, Detroit MI 48235

MomsRising, Soul Food Junkies filmmaker Byron Hurt and local food justice activists will be discussing childhood obesity in the African American Community.

Join us for: 

* A screening of the award-winning documentary Soul Food Junkies and Q&A with Director Byron Hurt.

* A panel discussion featuring food justice activists Monifa Bandele, Kathryn Lynch Underwood, Kadiri Sennefer, Myrtle Denice Thomas, Lottie Spady and Tepfirah Rushdan.

* A healthy and delicious food demonstration by Nezaa Bandele and Metro FoodLand.

Event is free. Dinner will be served. Children welcome. For more information contact Oya Amakisi at 313.523.5197.