October 30 in Washington DC

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We’re excited to announce that we’ll be complementing our Boston conference (October 3-4) with a Washington DC event on October 30th in the Rayburn Office Building (Room 2060) from 4-6pm.  hosted by Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) in collaboration with Hunger Free America. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) will serve as the honorary co-hosts of this anniversary event in Washington, D.C.

The Washington DC event will have a deeper focus on hunger and food justice, as well as health and sustainability. It will celebrate the 1969 White House Conference’s success in reducing hunger and malnutrition in the US in the years following the original conference, recognize individuals and groups who have continued to fight for an end to food insecurity, and discuss scientific evidence for new solutions for the future.

We hope this event will be a chance to continue discussions started at our Boston conference and engage stakeholders on Capitol Hill.

Speakers include:

  • Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA)
  • Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
  • Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian (Dean, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy)
  • Joel Berg (CEO, Hunger Free America)
  • Michael J. Wilson (Director, Maryland Hunger Solutions)
  • Dr. Eileen Kennedy (Professor, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy)
  • G. William Hoagland (Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center)
  • Marshall Matz (Attorney; former counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition)
  • Dr. Walter Willett (Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
  • Brooks Tingle (President and CEO, John Hancock Life Insurance)
  • Pam Schwartz (Senior Director, Community Health Impact and Learning, Kaiser Permanente)
  • Stacy Dean (Vice President for Food Assistance Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)