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Devita Davison    

Executive Director of FoodLab Detroit, Food Justice, Community Representation & Sustainability Advocate

Devita Davison is an activist and executive director of FoodLab Detroit, an organization created to provide guidance & support to independently-owned food businesses who are exploring business models that create a more equitable and sustainable environment for employees, producers, and people in the community. Davison comes from a family that has deep roots in activism and food sovereignty, and has the benefit of a long perspective on food movements and economies. Davison’s overall goal is to create a food economy that acknowledges the importance of food justice, community health, and local ownership. She has honed her skills around the theory and practice of Equitable Food Oriented Development that is at the core of FoodLab Detroit’s work.

Davison was a 2017 TED speaker, her TED Talk on the big stage has been seen over 1 million times, she is a 2017 Grist Top 50 Leader in sustainability, and a 2019 Sustainability Champion. She is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received a B.S. in Social Science.

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