Events Calendar

Future Events

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    Lynn Rodeman

    Nourishing Power Networking: Buckeye Summer Soul Series Juneteenth Celebration

    Event Date: June 17th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Join us as we hold space at the Buckeye Summer Soul Series Juneteenth Celebration! Nourishing Power will be supporting Advisory Council Member Julian Khan as he hosts this annual event in the Buckeye neighborhood. Visit the Nourishing Power Network table to decorate a pot and take home a seedling. You can also enter for a chance to win Nourishing Power merchandise.

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    July 2023 Swetland Seminar || Assessing Community Health Needs to Guide Neighborhood Level Action for Health Equity

    Event Date: July 25th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us as we discuss findings from the neighborhood-level community health needs assessment (CHNA) focused on the Buckeye, Central, and Kinsman neighborhoods of Cleveland. A CHNA is a process that collects insights and perspectives from residents to inform the stakeholders and changemakers about the broader health needs and priorities of a community. Attendees will learn about this community-engaged partnership and process, learn about the health priorities of residents living in these communities, and discuss opportunities to take action on these priorities.

Past Events

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    May 2023 Swetland Seminar || CWRU Environmental Law Clinic

    Event Date: May 23rd 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    The Environmental Law Clinic opened its doors in the Fall of 2022, and is an interdisciplinary clinic that addresses environmental law and policy problems on behalf of individual clients and organizations including environmental groups, nonprofits and community organizations. The ELC covers the full range of environmental issues but focuses predominantly on environmental and energy justice concerns in Northeast Ohio.

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    April 2023 Swetland Seminar || It Could Make Us Sick - Mapping the Occupational Air Pollution Exposure Experienced by Farm Workers in Ohio

    Event Date: April 25th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Discuss the occupational exposures and health impacts experienced by farm workers within Ohio, and highlight gaps in research, policy and care access for this potentially vulnerable worker group.

    Maeve MacMurdo, MBChC, MPH
    Staff Physician, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Director of the Occupational Lung Disease program

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    Nourishing Power Networking: Future Ink Graphics

    Event Date: March 22nd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    You're invited to network about local resources for food justice! 

    Join us at Future Ink Graphics (FIG) at The Pivot Center for Art, Dance and Expression for this Nourishing Power Networking event. All are welcome, including kids. However, kids should stay with their adults during the event.

    Location: 2937 W. 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

    After registration, you'll be directed to our New Partner Survey to complete. Please complete this before the event if possible.

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    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.

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    Nourishing Power Networking: St. Martin de Porres

    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.

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    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 AM

    Dr. 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.
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    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.

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    September Seminar | Healing Spaces: An Environmental Justice Initiative

    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:

  • What We Bring to the Table: Exploring Community Food Access and Experience

    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. 

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    Nourishing Power Networking: Rid-All Green Partnership

    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.”