Examining Key Drivers of Hunger in the U.S. and Globally

Academy, Zero Hunger

So far in our Zero Hunger Summer Seminars we’ve learned about some of the most important federal responses to hunger in the U.S., as well as how storytelling and centering lived experience of people who have experienced hunger is a key means of creating a hunger-free future.

But hunger is not an issue with a simple solution—often it’s the result of the complex interplay of many factors. To create lasting change in our food systems, we must examine the drivers, or root causes, of hunger and poverty. Long-term solutions will be most effective when they incorporate targeted goals aimed at resolving poor economic conditions, armed conflict, inadequate housing conditions, and access to healthcare, to name a few.

Join us for a robust discussion Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 11 a.m. EDT for our third Summer Seminar, “Root Causes of Hunger and Poverty in the U.S. and Globally”.

Our speakers will be:

  • Ja’Sent Brown, Chief Impact Officer at DC Central Kitchen
  • Chika Kondo, PhD, current Leland International Fellow.

Each will offer their perspective and expertise on current issues affecting our domestic and global communities, as well as solutions to address the root causes.

College students and summer interns are especially encouraged to tune in. The session includes several short articles for pre-reading, which can be accessed when you enroll in the course via our Zero Hunger Academy platform.

If you missed our previous sessions, it’s not too late to sign up! Get registered today and watch the recording of our introduction to domestic anti-huger policy. Join the conversation and network with collaborators in food systems across the U.S. by signing up today.

The Seminars are part of Zero Hunger Academy, the Hunger Center’s online learning hub.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation for their generous support of the Zero Hunger Summer Seminars.

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