Attendees at last week’s session of the 2022 Zero Hunger Summer Seminars were introduced to policies that promote food security here in the U.S. But a discussion of how to end hunger once and for all is incomplete if it doesn’t also explore the root causes of hunger and poverty. The Racial Wealth Gap simulation is an interactive tool that helps people understand the connections among racial equity, hunger, poverty, and wealth. It is a good first step for people unaware of structural inequality, a support tool for those who want a deeper understanding of structural inequality, and a source of information for experts who want to know the quantifiable economic impact of each policy that has widened today’s racial, hunger, income, and wealth divides.
Join us June 17 at 2 p.m. EDT as the 2022 Zero Hunger Summer Seminars continue with an investigation of the Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S. In this session, participants will:
- Learn how federal policies created structural inequalities;
- Learn how these policies increase hunger and poverty in communities of color; and
- Increase their understanding of why racial equity is important to ending hunger and poverty in the United States
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.
Sofia is a member of the 28th class of Bill Emerson Hunger Fellows. In her current policy placement with the Alliance to End Hunger, Sofia supports the Alliance’s racial equity initiatives via trainings, technical assistance, communications, and coalition building. During her field placement with Maryland Hunger Solutions in Baltimore, Maryland, Sofia conducted a qualitative analysis of anti-hunger organizational approaches to addressing race at work.
Sofia is a proud first-generation Haitian-American from Miami, Florida. She attended Emory University, where she studied Anthropology & Human Biology and African-American Studies; she has a professional interest in public health research. After graduation, she joined an agricultural collective engaged in mutual-aid exchanges between Black farmers and Black youth in and around Atlanta, Georgia. These efforts were geared toward seeking and creating liberation by connecting with the earth and each other in urban gardens and on rural farms. There she made connections between her passions for public health, research, Black food systems, and racial justice. Sofia also worked as a research assistant at the University of Georgia, where she supported childhood nutrition research.