DC Greens Executive Director Lectures on Food Justice

DC Greens Executive Director giving lectures on Food Justice

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Earlier this month, Georgetown welcomed Lauren Shweder Biel, Executive Director and Co-Founder of DC Greens, for a lecture.  DC Greens is a local non-profit seeking to advance food justice in Washington.

Drawing on her work with DC Greens over the past decade, Ms. Biel shared examples of cross-sectoral programs and policies in the District of Columbia that are designed to address individual and community health through food education and food access.  Over 65 students, faculty, and staff attended the talk.

In addition to her work with DC Greens, Biel is the co-chair of DC Health’s “Diabesity” Committee, serves as an advisor to the Food Policy Council’s “Food Access” working group, and has served on the Mayor’s Commission for Healthy Youth and Schools.

The event was organized by Georgetown’s Urban Health Collaborative (UHC), which is housed in the Department of International Health.  Launched in 2017, the UHC aims to champion urban health research & development in cities around the world and the Washington, DC area.

(L-R): Dr. Alayne Adams, Lauren Biel, Dr. Myriam Vuckovic.