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Serving The Whole Child: A Focus on Food Security

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Connecticut Public and CT Black & Brown Student Union co-host a series about the factors contributing to a child’s success in life.

While educational success is often tied to well-resourced school districts, a child’s trajectory can be impacted by factors like access to safe housing and quality healthcare.

Connecticut Public and the CT Black & Brown Student Union (CT BBSU) are partnering to host a series of one-hour conversations that explore what communities and policymakers can do to serve the whole child. February’s conversation at The Artists Collective in Hartford will focus on access to healthy food.

The federal government says more than 8 percent of the U.S population—nearly 24 million people– live in a food desert—or places that do not have access to supermarkets. Food deserts are present in both urban and rural communities in our state.

The community is invited to attend this free event! There will be refreshments from 6-6:30 pm followed by a discussion with panelists:

Lauren Little: Farmer & Educator

Christine Caruso: Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of the Practice in the College of the Environment

Jocelyn Cerda: Founder, Mercado Popular

Emmanuel Elijah Nelson: Artist & Herbalist

Moderator: Shineika Fareus, Executive Director of CT Black & Brown Student Union (CT BBSU)

***With opening remarks by Annie Stockton: Vice President at United Way of Southeastern CT Food Center

Thursday, February 15 · 6 – 8pm EST

The Artists Collective Inc

1200 Albany Avenue Hartford, CT 06112 (free parking available behind The Artists Collective on Woodland Street)



The Artists Collective Inc
1200 Albany Ave.
Hartford, CT 06112 United States
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February 15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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Connecticut Public
(860) 275-7550
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