Barbie Izquierdo, Jimmieka Mills, and Diane Sullivan developed and led an insightful conversation at the 2021 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference on meaningful ways anti-hunger organizations can partner with people with the lived and living experiences of hunger and poverty, who have often been locked out of the spaces where policy decisions are made and resources are allocated. Rooted in their experiences and expertise, the trio discussed insights on engagement and how this work is vital to centering anti-hunger work in equity, breaking down systems that keep people in poverty, and avoiding unintentional pitfalls that can result if experts with lived and living experiences are not engaged. Join us for a follow-up conversation in which the group discusses key takeaways from the conference session, answer audience questions, and delve more into ideas on how to engage in this vital work.
This is the first in a three-part series designed and presented by the team. This series is co-hosted by FRAC and Feeding America