ENG 3020 - Community and Writing

Subject Specialist Librarian

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Veronica Bielat
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Community Organizations

The Discourse of Food Security and Urban Agriculture

In scholarly discourse, you should be mindful of the precise vocabulary that is used to discuss topics related to food, nutrition and food production.

Here are some terms to consider. 

  • food insecurity or food insecure individuals
  • food programs (SMP, CACFP, NSLP, SBP, SNAP, WIC) and local agriculture
  • food justice
  • food sovereignty
  • food commoning
  • food systems
  • food and faith
  • commercial-grade community kitchens
  • cottage food laws
  • alternative food initiatives

Search Summon

Use the search box below to use the Summon Discovery system to search the library's full-text journal articles, newspapers, books, ebooks and more.

Search here for articles, books, and more.

Search Library Databases

Use subject specific databases to search for scholarly articles, conference proceedings and dissertations.

Examples of Other Community Projects

Helpful Videos

Information in the Real World

Academic Information versus real world information

From: Nutefall, J. E., & Nutefall, J. (Eds.). (2016). Service learning, information literacy, and libraries. p. 57. Retrieved from http://ebookcentral.proquest.com.proxy.lib.wayne.edu


Who makes up this community?

Does this community create and disseminate information?

Is there a purpose for that information?

What information does this community need?

What is public discourse about this community? Where is it published or made available? Is there power or privilege behind this public discourse?

Are you encountering dogma, prejudice or preconceived opinions presented as fact?

Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs

The Walter P. Reuther Library, located on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit, contains millions of primary source documents related to the history of the labor movement, urban affairs, and the Wayne State University Archives. The building is named for UAW President and Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) President Walter Reuther.


Reading Room Hours:

Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Appointments: Reference Archivist


Walter P. Reuther Library
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

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News Sources

Brightmoor Neighborhood Demographics & Statistical Info

Demographic Information Sources

Other Community Resources

Data Visualization Tools