Virtual Poverty Discussion Series presented by the School of Social Work and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Session I, May 1, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Presenter: Dr. Marguerite Teran-Garcia
Topic: Health Equity and Food Insecurity
Overview: This session will provide an overview of the concepts of food deserts and their impact on health and well-being outcomes. Also, to be addressed is how food insecurity influences chronic disease, health conditions and behaviors; along with the introduction of a multi-pronged strategy to defy food insecurity.
Session II, May 8, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Presenter: SSW Learning Lab Community Partners
Topic: Community Organizations' Response to Poverty During COVID-19
Overview: This session will allow participants to learn about the purpose and needs of various non-profit organizations and how to get involved.
Session III, May 15, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Presenter: Dr. Ruby Mendenhall
Topic: Factors That Create Systematic Impact on Individuals of Color Health and Community
Overview: Participants will learn about the impact of racism and other factors that affect health and wellness. A review of coping mechanisms that allow individuals to be resilient will be discussed; along with an introduction to a local wellness center created to address these issues.