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Presented By: Poverty Solutions

Centering Lived Expertise to Improve Food Assistance and Food Access

A Conversation with Barbie Izquierdo

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Barbie Izquierdo
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 first-hand, 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 virtual 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. Please register in advance.

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