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FARE Webinar - Empowering Youth
« on: October 09, 2020, 12:59:08 PM »

Summary: The main ingredients of community advocacy are dedication, commitment, perseverance and, most of all, courage. Whether it be within your school or on the national stage, you have the potential to shift the conversation and make substantive change. In this webinar, Sarah Ackerman (25), Alexa Jordan (20), and Lizzy Anderlik (16) will show teens and kids who are passionate about food allergy awareness ways in which every person can become an advocate. These young women will provide tools and tips to utilize social media, start blogs, contact legislators, work with companies, and reach out to local community stakeholders.

Please send questions in advance to Karie Mulkowsky at Registration is FREE and a recording of the webinar will be sent to all registered attendees.

About the Presenters

Sarah Ackerman
Sarah Ackerman, AKA Girl Behind the Hive, has navigated life with food allergies from infancy. Sarah starred in Allure Magazine’s pilot episode of “How to Be Me,” which focused on life with food allergies and received over 400,000 views, inspiring thousands of messages from people worldwide. A participant in FARE’s inaugural Courage at Congress fly-in, the 2019 Contains: Courage® FARE Summit, and public service announcements for EAT (End Allergies Together), Sarah has been named one of Spokin's “Top 100 Women in Food Allergies.” She is also a member of FARE’s Rising Leadership Committee and is pursuing a master of business administration degree in New York. Follow her on Instagram or Facebook @girlbehindthehive.

Alexa Jordan
Alexa Jordan is a rising junior at Harvard College pursuing a concentration in government, a secondary in economics and a citation in Spanish. Ms. Jordan has been recognized as a John Harvard Scholar, and she is the recipient of the Harvard College Detur Prize, Presidential Service Award and Mayoral Service Above Self Award. On campus, Alexa serves as a representative on the Harvard Undergraduate Council, works as an intern for the Dean of Student's Office, and serves as a member of the Student-Faculty Committee on Student Life. She had her start in the allergy community when diagnosed with a severe tree nut and peanut allergy. She is a contributor to Allergic Living and a Spokin ambassador. She also serves on the FARE Teen Advisory Group.

Lizzy Anderlik
Lizzy Anderlik is a 16-year-old junior at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, Ill. A FARE Teen Advisory Group member, she was an Innovation Tank finalist at the 2018 FARECon Featuring Teen Summit and participated in FARE’s Courage at Congress fly-in. Lizzy was diagnosed at age 5 with a severe allergy to tree nuts, peanut, sesame seed and sunflower seeds. At one point, she was homeschooled due to her allergies, but through self-advocating and the help of others she was able to return to school successfully. She believes that her allergies have made her a stronger person and is devoted to helping others manage their allergies every day. She enjoys playing ukulele, tumbling and baking, and her lifelong goal is to be a pediatric doctor.

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