Shane Bernardo

Regional Network: 
National Fellows
Class Year: 
2015
Position: 
Outreach Coordinator
Organization: 
Earthworks Urban Farm
Location: 
Detroit, Michigan

Shane Bernardo is a long-life resident of Detroit involved in social justice and primarily food justice issues.  His current role is outreach coordinator for Earthworks Urban Farm, a program of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Shane is also a member of Detroit Asian Youth Project, The Detroit Food Justice Task Force, Uprooting Racism: Planting Justice, The People’s Platform Detroit and Equitable Detroit Coalition.

Having been born a few years after the rebellion of 1967, Shane grew up working in his family's small, ethnic grocery store on the west side of Detroit.  For 13 years, Shane's family helped cultivate a safe , nurturing environment for the Asian, African and Afro-Caribbean community to purchase culturally relevant foods and share recipes, traditions and rituals linked to these foods.  As a result, Shane developed a heightened awareness of social and economic conditions within the context of a racially, ethnically and culturally stratified community.

As a Detroit Future Media alumni, Shane is also developing his skills to document stories of resistance through the celebration of food, culture and the values embedded within them.