We won’t be able to truly end hunger without coming together and changing policy. For this reason, one of the core pillars of our policy work is the Speaker Series.
The Speaker Series is designed to help people who experience hunger gain the tools and knowledge they need to become effective anti-hunger advocates.
On the evening of June 5th, we had 12 community advocates graduate from our 2019 Speaker Series. Our graduates attended eight weeks of workshops on public speaking and civic engagement, learning how to use personal stories to change public policy.
In order to put into practice what was learned, participants went to Sacramento for Hunger Action Day. Advocates shared their own stories of hunger with their elected officials and asked them to pass specific legislation to address this pressing issue. (You can view photos of Hunger Action Day on our Facebook page.)
We all have a story to share. The Speaker Series helps participants shape personal experiences into powerful narratives that inspire people to take action to end hunger.