Cross posted from Ms. Foundation Blog. The Ms. Foundation for Women is celebrating Women’s History Month with a blog carnival featuring the voices and profiles of women across the country.
Last week I facilitated a panel entitled “The Missing Voice: Engaging and Mobilizing Clients in Advocacy” at the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. I was happy to be part of this panel, along with Tammy S., a Witnesses to Hunger, and because this topic was being discussed at a national conference.
All Children are Holy
Last week, Barbie Izquierdo and I were invited to the White House to join a group of national anti-hunger advocates, researchers, public health specialists and foundations to talk about how the new film “A Place at the Table” could help to energize a national movement to end hunger in the United States.
The Beyond Hunger Conference surprised us. As we worked to organize our very first national conference, we believed in what we were doing but there were so many unknowns: speakers to be confirmed, attendees to connect with, and pages upon pages of checklists with many boxes left unchecked. Eventually, as time ran out, we had to just cross our fingers and hope for the best. We expected to pull off a conference…a pretty good one. What we got was inspiration.