Three experts from across campus (Caitlin Kownacki, Illinois Extension; Esther Ngumbi, Entomology and African American Studies; Merin Oleschuk, Human Development & Family Studies) will each discuss their work related to food insecurity and respond to questions from attendees. Their work includes development of the Find Food IL community food map, research on how social inequalities shape the food labor and consumption of vulnerable individuals and families, and efforts to address food insecurity on university campuses and internationally. Dr. Roberta Johnson Killeen, First Lady at the University of Illinois, will serve as guest moderator.
This panel presentation will be an opportunity for people to come together with the Funk ACES Library to learn about and discuss food insecurity initiatives and research lead by members of our campus community.
- Caitlin Kownacki, Extension Specialist of Evaluation, Illinois Extension
- Esther Ngumbi, Assistant Professor, Entomology and African American Studies
- Merin Oleschuk, Assistant Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
- Roberta Johnson Killeen, First Lady, University of Illinois
This virtual event is free and open to the public. Live-transcription will be available and the event will be recorded.
For more details, visit our Solving the World's Challenges Panel Presentation Exhibit or learn about our past panel events.
Register here for the event: https://tinyurl.com/2p97bkbx