Below you’ll find some of the videos co-created with our community partners and students about FoodARC projects and food security. Additional videos can be found in our resources section and under student involvement. Visit FoodARC’s YouTube page to see all our videos.
FoodARC, in partnership with community partners, invited Marvin Trimm, aka Native Son, to create a special spoken word poem for an event held in Spryfield (Halifax), NS in February 2014. The event brought together community members to hear about research results on peoples’ experiences with food insecurity and the judgments and stereotypes those living in poverty face, generated through the Community-University Research Alliance: Activating Change Together for Community Food Security (ACT for CFS) project and over a decade of research into food insecurity in Nova Scotia through the Participatory Food Costing Project and Voices for Food Security in NS. Marvin Trimm is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, motivational speaker and musician. He has been engaged in the world of literary and performance art for 20 years. He is a graduate of the Applied Human Nutrition program at Mount Saint Vincent University.
What does community food security mean to you?
Two graduate students, Carrie Terrio and Walaa Mumena, from the Master’s program in Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University completed a community service learning placement with Community-University Research Alliance: Activating Change Together for Community Food Security (ACT for CFS), as part of the Community Education course requirements (Winter 2011). They developed a video to help answer “What does community food security mean?” The idea for this video was raised by participants at the December 1, 2010 Community Partner Gathering as a way to communicate what community food security is – its importance and relevance to communities.
Vision of Community Food Security
In August 2010, over 50 community, government, and academic team members launched the Community-University Research Alliance: Activating Change Together for Community Food Security (ACT for CFS). Tim Merry, a change leader, spoken word poet, and host for the event, spontaneously captured the group’s collectively developed vision of community food security.
Food Security: It’s Everyone’s Business
The DVD Food Security: It’s Everyone’s Business was designed to complement the Thought About Food? workbook, but also to be used as a stand-alone resource. The first section of the DVD provides background on the issue of food security. Subsequent sections are consistent with the format of the Workbook, incorporating success stories and insights from experts and advocates in children’s health, social development, environmental health, and agriculture. A separate 10-minute clip was added on the making of the DVD and the history of the Participatory Food Security Projects in Nova Scotia. Visit foodthoughtful.ca for more information.