The 9th Annual Dallas Hunger Summit is going virtual with four consecutive weekly online learning and strategy events.
Speakers and attendees will look at the intersection of healthy food access and community health in Dallas through an equity lens and address what it would take to create a more just food environment for everyone. We will explore the innovative, collaborative steps other communities are taking, and the policies that can assure access to healthy, nutritious food and optimal health for all. See topics, speakers and registration details below.
•Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
“What is Food Justice, Why It Matters, and How Do We Create It?”
Featured Speaker – Malik Yakini, Director, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
•Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
“What would Food Justice Look Like in Dallas?”
Panel Discussion with Local Change Makers, including Anga Sanders, Founder, FEED Oak Cliff; The Reverend Yvette Blair-Lavallais, Senior Pastor First CME Church & Food Justice Activist; Erika Muhammad, Founder, BE and It IS Homestead
•Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
“Post Pandemic: Rebuilding with More Equitable Food Policies”
Speakers include Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, U. S. Representative, Ohio District 11, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Development Operations; Josh Protas, VP Public Policy, MAZON; Dr. Hussain Lalani, Physician and Health Advocate, Parkland Health & Hospital System; Jennifer Craig, Student Nutrition Services, Garland ISD
•Oct. 9 10 a.m. to noon
“Activating Dallas for Food Justice!”
Featured Speaker – Seema Yasmin, MD, Author, Award Winning Journalist
Director, Stanford Health Communication Initiative, Stanford University