Everybody is welcome! We'll talk about Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) as a strategy to address household food insecurity.
What does food insecurity look like in Prince Edward Island? How would Basic Income Guarantee help to make Prince Edward Island a food secure province?
Dr Jenni Zelin, who is a board member of the food security network, will moderate a panel discussion with three compelling speakers:
Dr Valerie Tarasuk will join us by skype. She will present data about the prevalence, severity, and dimensions of food insecurity in PEI. She will also comment on what a guaranteed annual income might be able to achieve in terms of a reduction in food insecurity.
Dr Jennifer Taylor will speak about the need to monitor the rising cost of food in PEI to ensure that everyone has access to enough nutritious food. She will present some of her research that demonstrates the very real and varied impacts food insecurity is having on Islanders. Jennifer will also share some of the ways in which participants in her research believe systems should change.
Michelle Jay will present information about Basic Income Guarantee (BIG), and the idea that has been presented by the PEI Working Group for a Livable Income for a BIG pilot project. Michelle will also talk about what the working group has learned from Islanders who have participated in forums, workshops and presentations about BIG over the past two years.