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Lecture: “Mobilizing Communities in Response to Food Insecurity”

April 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


“Mobilizing Communities in Response to Food Insecurity”

Alicia Nesbary Moore is the owner of Herban Produce.

A native of Richton Park, Illinois, Alicia is an urban farmer in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. Trained as a molecular biologist, she oversees the cultivation of a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and microgreens for her business.

In 2013, Alicia moved to Chicago’s West Side to work on empowering residents of minority neighborhoods that have suffered decades of disinvestment. She has worked to formulate change in a community that has historically suffered from food inequity.

Alicia Nesbary Moore, a graduate of the University of Illinois, holds a Master’s degree in molecular biology, with a specialty in genetics and plant science, from Chicago State University. She also teaches cannabis science and urban agriculture at the City Colleges of Chicago.

Tickets: Free; donations are accepted. Space is limited; if you register and are no longer able to make it, please let us know so we can open up the ticket.

Accommodations: If you’d like to request accommodations, please contact Tiye Johnson at On the registration form, there is also a spot to indicate if you’d like to request an accommodation. Please submit requests at least 72 hours prior to the start of the program.

Registration closes Wednesday April 12th at 12pm Central Time

This program is made possible in part by Blue Cross Blue Shield, PNC Bank, The MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity and the Arts at Prince Charitable Trusts, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, DCASE and CIBC.


April 12, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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