This presentation will focus on hearing the voices of various stakeholders in the MOTION coalition about Food Security in Detroit. Stakeholders include Dr. William Dietz, Director of Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Chef Kevin Frank, Detroit Public Schools Community Assistant Director of Food and Nutrition, and Mrs. Lonias Gillmore, Senior Public Health Consultant at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services(MDHHS). Topics will include how COVID has impacted food security; legislation proposals/changes that have been made through the 2020-2021 calendar year; and what changes need to be made moving forward to have a more food-secure community in Detroit.
UROP Fellowship: Community-Engaged
In support of the ongoing initiatives by community advocates to cut diesel emissions in Southwest Detroit, this research aims to gauge the effects on air quality that commercial vehicles have in residential areas when using their streets as routes. SW Detroit has some of the highest levels of PM and toxic pollutants measured in Detroit, with Detroit having the worst air quality conditions in Michigan. This study accesses the ambient air quality in residential areas that have a high frequency of commercial trucks traveling their streets. We want to know how each passing truck contributes to the air pollution on the street it is using.