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**Did you know that special Produce(n)Protest boxes are available in connection to Chef Emm’s cooking class on Friday? Pick up a box at Urban Growers Collective’s South Chicago Farmstand this Saturday, 10/17, for $35! Order your box here.

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Thursday, October 15 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Community-Driven Food Responses to the Pandemic / Respuestas alimentarias impulsadas por la comunidad ante la pandemia

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The COVID-19 pandemic did not invent food insecurity and inequitable food access in Cook County, but it has exacerbated many of these existing issues. Many have lost their jobs, but may not qualify for adequate unemployment benefits to cover their needs. At the same time, the federal government has rolled back SNAP benefits, leaving many more families, especially in Black and Brown communities, without critical access to food. Cook County residents have shown up for one another in a big way by ensuring good food is available for all those in need. Organizers have also recognized that there is an opportunity to build long term solutions through this challenging time--responding to food insecurity in ways that build community wealth and sustainability while providing healthy, culturally relevant emergency meals. Learn from an inspiring and driven panel of organizers about the challenges and successes in building community through food during the pandemic.

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La pandemia por la COVID-19 no inventó la inseguridad alimenticia ni el acceso desigual en el condado de Cook, pero ha exacerbado muchos de estos problemas existentes. Muchas personas perdieron su empleo, pero no califican para los beneficios correspondientes por desempleo para satisfacer sus necesidades. Del mismo modo, el gobierno federal ha reducido los beneficios SNAP, dejando a muchas más familias, en particular de las comunidades negra y de color, sin acceso crítico a alimentos. Los residentes del condado de Cook han decidido apoyarse entre sí de manera sobresaliente, asegurando que todos los necesitados cuenten con alimentos saludables a su disposición. Los organizadores también han reconocido que existe la oportunidad de crear soluciones a largo plazo durante este tiempo de desafíos, respondiendo a la inseguridad alimenticia de maneras que aumentan la riqueza de la comunidad y la sustentabilidad, a la vez que proporcionan comida saludable y culturalmente apropiada en situaciones de emergencia. Aprende de un panel de organizadores inspiradores y motivadores sobre los desafíos y los éxitos al construir una comunidad a través de la comida durante la pandemia.

Speakers
avatar for Maira Khwaja

Maira Khwaja

Food Security and Sustainability Program Manager // Gerente del Programa de Seguridad Alimentaria y Sostenibilidad, Marketbox
I work on media strategy and fundraising for the Invisible Institute, a police misconduct data and journalistic production group. Talk to me about safety & justice, police/prison reform, and education policy. ///// Trabajo en estrategia de medios y recaudación de fondos para el Instituto... Read More →
avatar for Viviana Moreno

Viviana Moreno

Food Justice Organizer //, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
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Liz Lyon

Small Business & Circular Economy Manager // Gerente de Pequeñas Empresas y Economía Circular, Plant Chicago
Liz Lyon is the Small Business and Circular Economy Manager with Plant Chicago, a nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate local circular economies. In this role, she supports small businesses on the southwest side of Chicago in their journeys to become circular, community-focused... Read More →
avatar for Trina Reynolds-Tyler

Trina Reynolds-Tyler

Director, Business & Finance Department // Gerente de Sistemas y Estrategia, People's Grab n Go
Trina is a native Chicagoan and a grassroots organizer. She and 3 friends created the People's Grab n Go--a mutual aid effort that ran for 14 weeks this summer in the Washington Park neighborhood. This mutual aid effort was born the day CPS suspended the grab n go meal sites in response... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
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