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Fisk University student advocates with Bread4theworld on Capitol Hill

This is what advocacy looks like. Jasmine Roberson, a junior studying biology and Spanish at @fisk1866 in Nashville, Tennessee, first got involved with Bread for the World during its 2017 Lobby Day. Roberson, along with several other Fisk students, spent the day visiting their members of Congress and advocating on issues such as the Global Food Security Act. Last year, Roberson assisted in the planning of a Sunday morning worship on Fisk’s campus that featured a letter-writing event as part of the 2018 Offering of Letters. Roberson currently serves as a student health ambassador at the Meharry Medical College-Fisk University HBCU Wellness Project where she helps address health disparities among racial lines—some of which stem from lack of access to quality food. As a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Roberson often volunteers at the Second Harvest Food Bank. And through her role as a chapel assistant, she organizes events for homeless women at the Nashville Rescue Mission. “All my experiences of volunteering have allowed for me to have an awesome experience while at Fisk and give myself to others who may be in need,” Roberson said. This article was published in the monthly newsletter by Bread4theworld in 2019.

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