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Food For Thought and Board of Directors Meeting- Everyone Welcome! [Free; RSVP]
May 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Your co-op’s Board of Directors will meet virtually on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP here by noon on that Thursday to receive your Zoom link. Your Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the meeting.
Early in the meeting agenda, the board reserves space to hear from owners who wish to address the board. Want to contribute to our next Board meeting? Click here and in the subject line put “Owner Comment” and let your voice be heard!
This meeting will start with our “Food for Thought” speaker series presentation! These 20-minute Ted Talk style speeches will take place at the beginning of each board meeting and highlight presenters from diverse and marginalized groups within the Frederick community. Our hope is to center different voices in order to learn about the joys, struggles, and experiences within Frederick and emphasizes our co-op principles of education and concern for community. Due to limited meeting time, there will be no Q&A but contact information and resources will be shared for follow up conversations.
This month’s Food for Thought speaker is Elizabeth Chung, founder and Director of the Asian American Center of Frederick, whose mission is to support immigrants with essential skills to be independent and successful contributors to the community. Under her leadership, AACF is a leading entity in addressing health disparities through partnership with collective impact. Her primary focus has been health equity through cultural competency and language access for the Limited English Proficiency population. She also served as a federal consultant on substance abuse prevention for the API community. Mrs. Chung’s most recent accomplishment is the development of the Community Health Worker Program in western Maryland, expanding public / community health workforce development to address health disparities for the most vulnerable populations in the community.
Mrs. Elizabeth Chung is a native of Hong Kong, China and immigrated to the United States since 1970. She has been a strong advocate for minority health for the past 50 years. Mrs. Chung completed her graduate study in public health from the Pennsylvania State University in 1981 and has dedicated her professional work to issues surrounding health equity