Highlighting Lived Experience for Effective Advocacy

Academy, Zero Hunger

In the first installment of our 2024 Zero Hunger Summer Seminars, we learned about some of the most important federal programs promoting food security in the U.S. The discussion included a potent example of how a single person used her voice to spur positive change.

Unfortunately, the voices of people with lived experience of hunger and poverty are too often drowned out in public discussion about how to address these issues. But their perspectives are essential for uncovering what is working, and what is not, with anti-hunger policies. Effective advocates must learn how to center the voices of those with lived experience and learn how to share their stories ethically when they are not available to do so themselves.

Join us Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 11 a.m. EDT for “Highlighting Lived Experience in Advocacy,” the second session of the 2024 Zero Hunger Summer Seminars. This session’s speaker will be Arthurine Walker, Director of Learning, Congressional Hunger Center.

This session will focus on how to be an effective storyteller including:

  • Providing a clear description of the problem and why it’s important;
  • Using data to tell your story;
  • Highlighting people’s lived experiences;
  • Creating a call to action; and
  • Describing how support can change the situation.

If you missed our last session, 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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