February 2023 Swetland Seminar || A Panel Presentation: Ideas for Leveraging Technology and Partnerships for Nutrition Equity
Event Date: February 28th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
In a panel discussion, the community nutrition research team at the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health and their partners will highlight their iterative, community- and partner-engaged approach to developing nutrition equity tools and technologies by showcasing two ongoing projects: FM Engage and PSE READI. FM Engage (Farmers Market Engage) is a web app that encourages the integration of farmers markets into food shopping routines for families with children shopping with SNAP benefits.
Event Date: December 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
You're invited! Learn more about the work of movers and shakers in the food justice space, including from St. Martin de Porres and the Nourishing Power Advisory Council. All gifts and voices are needed to make change and we can't wait to learn about your work as well!
Join us at St. Martin de Porres for this Nourishing Power Networking event. All are welcome, including kids. However, kids should stay with their adults during the event.
November Seminar || Approaching Food Systems, Agriculture, and Nutrition Work Through an Integrative Lens of Equity, Sustainability, Cultural Respect, and Community-Centeredness – The SUSHI Project
Event Date: November 15th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMDr. Brandy E. Phipps will share about one of her current projects - the SUSHI project - a $10 million USDA Sustainable Agriculture Systems project focused on the following goals: a) investigating methods to decrease the cost and environmental impact of nutrient-dense food production; b) increasing domestic markets for hemp grain and aquaculture to positively impact environmental footprint and equity/access issues within food production in the US; c) contributing to the diversity of the agriculture workforce; and d) supporting the food sovereignty and public health efforts of a low-resourced minority community. Work from this project is expected to serve as a model for transdisciplinary and integrated agriculture and food systems work and to show how to approach future partnerships between academia (and other high-resourced) entities to form authentic, respectful, and meaningful relationships with the communities in which they reside and serve.
October Seminar | The COVID-19 YPAR Project: Youth perspectives on COVID-19 vaccines in Cleveland, Ohio
Event Date: October 25th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Despite overall progress in COVID-19 vaccination in Cleveland, vaccine inequity persists as young people are less likely to be vaccinated. However, while often labeled "vaccine hesitant," this labeling misrepresents deeper issues related to youth experiences and community engagement in Cleveland today. Our youth participatory action research (YPAR) project (Oct '21-Apr '22) worked in partnership with young people in the Cleveland area, to understand young people's attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines and how these are embedded in a wider social context.
Event Date: September 27th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Presented by: Teela S. Patterson
Healing Spaces are beautiful community greenspaces- like flower, vegetable & herb gardens, and parks- that promote individual restoration and community cohesion. The mission of Healing Spaces is to inspire our neighbors to take bold action to cultivate, maintain, and support attractive and sustainable community greenspaces.
Through connection, education, and inspiration, Healing Spaces:
Event Date: September 15th 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Please join the Emergency Food Assistance and Food Security team’s photo exhibition event, titled ‘What We Bring to the Table: Exploring Community Food Access and Experience'.
This event is the product of a collaboration between the Mary Ann Swetland Center at Case Western Reserve University and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
Event Date: August 31st 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Nourishing Power Network will be hosting their first networking event at the Rid-All Green Partnership Farm, also serving as the Swetland Center's August seminar!
The Rid-All Green Partnership is centered around urban agriculture and youth education. Co-founder Keymah Durden’s goal is to “transform communities by creating access to holistic, nutritional food for the spiritual and nutritional development of peoples and families throughout the world.”
Event Date: May 24th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eco-therapy, also known as green therapy, is a practice of nature-based exercises to address mental and physical health and enhance healing and growth. The Swetland Center will be integrating time in nature as part of their monthly seminar series, where participants will have the opportunity to connect with and explore beautiful spaces near Case Western Reserve University's campus.
Event Date: April 27th 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: BioEnterprise Building Basement Conference Room
Wondering what life looks like after your PhD program? Join us for a lunch and learn to discuss tips for identifying career pathways after completing your PhD, applying for jobs, interviewing, and selecting a position.
April Seminar: How do Americans View Health and Fairness?: Findings from the AmeRicans' Conceptions of Health Equity Study (ARCHES)
Event Date: April 26th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Presenters: Colleen C. Walsh, PhD, Sarah S. Willen, & Abigail Fisher Williamson
March Seminar: Increasing Our Understanding of PM2.5 Particulate Pollution Monitoring Through a Network of Low-Cost Air Quality Monitors
Event Date: March 22nd 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Presenters: Kenneth Loparo, Nick Barendt, & Christina Yoka