College Student Food Insecurity: Learning from a Multi-Site Study
Dr. Nathan Alleman, Baylor University
Dr. Sarah Madsen, Baylor University
Dr. Cara Cliburn Allen, Baylor University
In this session, attendees will learn about college student food insecurity across three affluent, selective institutions. The session will share insights from a multi-site qualitative study with over 200 hours of interviews with students and administrators. Attendees will leave with practical, structural, and cultural solutions to college student food insecurity.
Why Community Partnerships Are Crucial to Any Prevention Program Success
Kenneth Castillo, Voice of Hope
Join Voice of Hope: The Lubbock Rape Crisis Center and learn about their strategic planning process for cross-prevention and the community resources being used to prevent sexual violence and hunger.
Feeding Texas Fall 2021 Focus Groups
Shaleia Thompson, Feeding Texas
The goal of the Feeding Texas Fall 2021 Focus Groups was to hear directly from community members with lived experience of hunger. Feeding Texas held three trauma-informed focus groups in which participants self-selected to discuss issues impacting their ability to access food, utilize food assistance programs, and participate in civic engagement. The information gathered in these focus groups will be used to develop Feeding Texas’ next legislative policy agenda, as well as inform future methods for engaging with food bank clients.
A Look at Summer Meals in Texas During COVID-19
Dr. Jodien Johnson, Baylor University
John Puder, Baylor University
Using the 2020 and 2021 Summer Meals Sponsor Surveys we will present an overview of summer meals in Texas during COVID-19. We will focus on successes and challenges identified by sponsors, coupled with insights from BCHP field staff to discuss lessons learned during the pandemic.
Building Food System Resilience to Disasters: An Equity-Centered Planning Guide for Local Governments and their Partners
Elsie Moore, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Natural and human-made disasters can severely impact food systems and food security. This session will focus on the role of local governments in helping to strengthen food system resilience and build equitable and just food systems before, during, and after disruptive events. The session will share findings from a collaborative Community of Practice that included representatives from five cities in the United States and researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and Center for Applied Public Research.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Community Organizing
Moderated by Katie Nye, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty
Don Arispe, Ph.D., Center for Formative Action and Reflection
Kerri Fisher, Baylor University
In this session, participants will hear from Don D. Arispe, Ph.D., a BCHP Advocacy Board Member and community development consultant, and Kerri Fisher, a Senior Lecturer and the DEI Consultant Committee Chair at Baylor's Garland School of Social Work. They will answer questions about how to incorporate evidence-based Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices into community organizing work.