Centering Lived Expertise to Improve Food Assistance and Food Access: A Conversation with Barbie Izquierdo
Online in Zoom
Online in Zoom

Barbie Izquierdo is a courageous mother who uses her story to raise awareness and help make legislative changes in food insecurity and poverty. Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Barbie’s family experienced food insecurity firsthand, which ignited her passion to take action. Barbie has been a community activist and advocate for over a decade, attempting to end the cycle of poverty and food insecurity. Barbie’s story can be found in the documentary, “A Place at the Table.” Our conversation with Barbie will highlight the expertise of individuals who have lived or are living with hunger, who are often locked out of spaces where decisions are made. We will discuss methods to engage individuals with lived expertise in nutrition promotion, a critical step to achieving equity.

University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions and the Department of Nutritional Sciences

Centering Lived Expertise to Improve Food Assistance and Food Access: A Conversation with Barbie Izquierdo

icon to add this event to your google calendarFebruary 1, 2022
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online in Zoom
Online URL: https://umich.zoom.us/j/95950340471
Sponsored by: University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions and the Department of Nutritional Sciences
Contact Information: Kate Bauer (kwbauer@umich.edu)

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Barbie Izquierdo is a courageous mother who uses her story to raise awareness and help make legislative changes in food insecurity and poverty. Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Barbie’s family experienced food insecurity firsthand, which ignited her passion to take action. Barbie has been a community activist and advocate for over a decade, attempting to end the cycle of poverty and food insecurity. Barbie’s story can be found in the documentary, “A Place at the Table.” Our conversation with Barbie will highlight the expertise of individuals who have lived or are living with hunger, who are often locked out of spaces where decisions are made. We will discuss methods to engage individuals with lived expertise in nutrition promotion, a critical step to achieving equity.

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