You did a good job of identifying your target audience and the venue for your presentation, as well as communication strategies.
Just two additional strategies needs to be addressed:
How will you avoid issues with language or bias (i.e. using jargon or slang)?
What needs might your audience have (i.e. hearing impairments, language barriers).
Presentation of Issue: Provides brief description of the sociopolitical context to situate your issue and provide context for your audienceCriterion Feedback
The revisions requested for your proposal will also need to be done for your this rubric item in your slideshow.
Recommendation—Main Idea: Articulates your main idea and why it is important, using relevant and credible sourcesRecommendation—Call to Action: Describes a course of action or actions aligned with main idea that includes potential benefits and drawbacks and is supported using relevant and credible resourcesCriterion Feedback
Your call of actions from your proposal need to be aligned with those in your slideshow.
In addition, you will need to discuss the benefits and also identify drawbacks.
What specifically are your recommendations for improvement? What are the benefits of these recommendations? How does your identified benefits support the recommendations? You must also identify drawbacks. What are the drawbacks of implementing your recommendations? Are there any potential considerations to consider with implementing your recommendations and call to action?
Be sure you have supported your recommendations, as well as benefits and drawbacks, using relevant and credible resources.
Communication of Explanation: Creates a narrative that aligns to the norms of the public venue and addresses cultural needs and expectationsCriterion Feedback
You have included some good element to a communication strategy. For your next submission, be sure to focus on communication strategies for your presentation, not to the general community. Addressing diversity is one element of good communication but there are several others:
Think of this rubric item as an ‘addendum’ to your presentation which is not intended for your audience.
Please include an additional slide that evaluates your communication strategies and plans for your presentation.
What are the norms (rules) of the public venue where you will present your information? How do the norms presented align to the audience/public venue in which you are presenting? For example, if presenting in a conference room then there may be a requirement that the event maintain the highest levels of professional conduct including in speech, which is completely different from presenting at a community center or local space.
How has your presentation addressed the cultural needs and expectations of the group (i.e. some audience members may speak different languages and have different backgrounds and cultural beliefs)?
The goal of your presentation is to help your audience support and champion your topic. How is this achieved when the audience may have different cultural views from your own? By using speaker’s notes and/or other visuals, how will you ensure these communication methods support the needs of your audience?
Appropriate Practices: Uses conventions and practices appropriate to persuasive argument, suitable for a variety of cultural backgrounds, and free of biased languageCriterion Feedback
Please add a slide which discusses how you will use conventions that are appropriate to persuasive argument. They should be clear, logical and suitable for a variety of cultural backgrounds. They should eliminate figurative language such as metaphors, idioms, similes, etc. and enhance the accessibility of their information with alternative text or transcripts that identify verbal or visual content. They should avoid communicating bias, either intended or unintended.
In the Unit Resources: Communication Methods and Strategies the reading: “Writing Commons, Use Language That Is Sensitive to Your Audience” discusses the importance of using language that is appropriate to your target audience. It provides examples that will help you revise language within your writing and presentations to diverse audiences that is respectful and inclusive.
Written answers are clear; use correct grammar, sentence structure, and spelling; and show an understanding of audience and purposeCriterion Feedback
Your writing looks good so far and will be further evaluated.
Lists sources where applicable using citation methods with no major errorsCriterion Feedback
As you add additional sources for your revied rubric items, be sure to cite them.
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1 Addressing Food Insecurity Niovy Ramirez 08/23/2023 Part 1: Proposal and Presentation Plan Complex Issue: Addressing Food Insecurity in Local Communities Issue Explanation Food insecurity is a complex issue affecting millions across various communities. In our chosen community, which comprises a diverse demographic, including low-income families, elderly individuals, and immigrants, access to nutritious and affordable food is a significant concern. Many residents struggle to secure adequate meals consistently due to financial constraints and limited resources. Sociopolitical and Historical Context The intricate problem of food insecurity is intricately woven into the fabric of historical disparities, economic complexities, and systemic imbalances. Over time, the interplay of socio-economic factors, prominently including the chasm of income inequality and the deficit in educational accessibility, has propelled the perpetuation of this pervasive concern. The historical evolution of this community has undeniably cast a substantial imprint on the present circumstances as generations have grappled with a legacy of unequal opportunities and insufficient resources. The consequences of past policies and practices linger, amplifying the challenges of securing consistent access to nourishing sustenance. The imprint of history and systemic forces have effectively carved a path to the present state of food insecurity. Within this sociopolitical and historical nexus, the complex tapestry of factors has converged, entrapping portions of the population in a cycle that demands comprehensive understanding, compassion, and targeted interventions to break the chains of generational disadvantage. Importance to Stakeholders Addressing food security within the impacted community cannot be overstated, as it directly affects various stakeholders. For residents, ensuring access to nutritious and affordable food enhances their well-being, fostering healthier lives and reducing health disparities. Community leaders are vested in the issue, as it reflects their commitment to promoting social equity and inclusivity, which are crucial for harmonious community development. Nonprofit organizations, already engaged in social welfare initiatives, find a meaningful avenue to further their mission by contributing to food security efforts. Local businesses also benefit from a stabilized consumer base, as improved food access fosters economic stability. Overall, enhancing food security aligns with core values of health promotion, social justice, and community cohesiveness, ultimately creating a more resilient and equitable community fabric. Annotated Bibliography Avrutina, S., Murphy, H., & Patne, E. (2020). Community-led food resilience: Integrating grassroots food access into municipal emergency planning. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 10(1), 215-217. In this article, Avrutina, Murphy, and Patne (2020) explore the impact of the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic on the conventional food system and its consequences for food access, particularly for vulnerable populations facing pre-existing food insecurity. The authors focus on the case of Baltimore City, where municipal emergency responders were mobilized to address food access challenges exacerbated by the pandemic. The article underscores how traditional strategies for emergency food distribution faced significant challenges due to public health guidelines and policy restrictions. Consequently, the authors argue that new and adaptable approaches were necessary to address the evolving food crisis. The authors discuss the emergence of community-led partnerships as a response to the shifting landscape. These partnerships are depicted as pivotal in facilitating responsive food recovery and distribution, highlighting the role of grassroots initiatives in complementing existing municipal emergency planning. This article’s significance lies in its analysis of the interaction between established emergency response systems and the emergence of community-led efforts, illustrating the potential for innovative solutions to food access challenges during times of crisis. Given its emphasis on collaboration and adaptability, the article is a valuable resource for understanding the dynamic interplay between official emergency responders and community-driven initiatives in food resilience planning. Fortin, K., & Harvey, S. (2021). Hunger and Health: Taking a Formative Approach to Build a Health Intervention Focused on Nutrition and Physical Activity Needs as Perceived by Stakeholders. Nutrients, 13(5), 1584. This study explores the dynamic between hunger and health within the context of collaborative interventions across health and social service sectors. The authors adopt a formative research approach to illuminate nutrition and physical activity (PA) requirements, as perceived by stakeholders in food pantry settings, to guide a health intervention strategy. Employing mixed methods, the investigation combines surveys and semi-structured interviews across three key stakeholder groups: Clients (n = 30), staff (n = 7), and volunteers (n = 10) of food pantries. Findings from client participants reveal high instances of individual (60%, n = 18) and household (43%, n = 13) disease diagnoses. These clients also report low consumption of fruits (67%, n = 20) and vegetables (47%, n = 14) daily, along with limited engagement in physical activity (0–120 min) per week (67%, n = 20). The results of interviews reveal five major themes that cut across all stakeholder groups: obstacles relating to food and physical activity, knowledge of nutrition and PA, health status and lifestyle, present pantry operations and modifications, and suggestions for health intervention programs. Health habits must be addressed because to the prevalence of chronic illnesses and inadequate health literacy among pantry patrons. The study highlights the need for further investigation into the development and use of comprehensive health behavior intervention programs in food pantry settings. My Position and Course of Action Our position is that comprehensive action is required to address food insecurity in our community. We propose the establishment of a Community Food Hub, which will serve as a centralized location for distributing affordable and nutritious food. This hub will collaborate with local farms, businesses, and volunteers to ensure a sustainable food supply. Our course of action includes: Resource Collaboration: Partner with local farmers, markets, and food suppliers to source fresh, affordable produce. Education Programs: Offer nutrition, meal planning, and budgeting workshops to empower residents to make healthier food choices. Volunteer Engagement: Recruit and train volunteers from the community to assist in food distribution and education initiatives. Audience Analysis Our primary audience includes residents, community leaders, and stakeholders. The presentation will be held at a town hall meeting, where respectful and inclusive communication norms will be upheld. Communication strategies will involve clear and concise language, relatable examples, and visuals to engage the audience. In catering to multicultural audiences, we will address linguistic diversity by supplying translated resources and delivering presentations in multiple languages to suit varying language preferences. Additionally, we will navigate cultural subtleties in nonverbal communication, ensuring our gestures and body language are culturally sensitive and respectful. This approach aims to foster inclusivity and effective communication in diverse civic settings. References Avrutina, S., Murphy, H., & Patne, E. (2020). Community-led food resilience: Integrating grassroots food access into municipal emergency planning. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 10(1), 215-217. Fortin, K., & Harvey, S. (2021). Hunger and Health: Taking a Formative Approach to Build a Health Intervention Focused on Nutrition and Physical Activity Needs as Perceived by Stakeholders. Nutrients, 13(5), 1584.