The Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions, chaired by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, will host its 8th annual Dallas Hunger Summit on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 9:00AM-2:00PM.
The focus of the 2019 Dallas Hunger Summit is on creating equitable communities. This half day event will bring together individuals and representatives from over 200+ businesses, nonprofit organizations, diverse faith communities, education and healthcare systems, social service agencies, and philanthropic and government entities to discuss.
Speakers and panelists will look at the intersection of healthy food access and community health in Dallas through an equity lens. They will address what a healthier environment would look like, and explore the innovative, collaborative steps communities are taking locally, statewide and nationally to assure access to healthy, nutritious food and optimal health for all.
Speakers and panelists to include:
Yvette Wingate, Ed.D., Tarrant County Public Health, Equity and Community Engagement
Myriam Igoufe, Ph.D., Vice President of Policy Development and Research, DHA Housing Solutions for North Texas and Fair Housing Expert
Jeremy Everett, M.Div., Founder and Executive Director, Texas Hunger Initiative
Arturo Vargas, CEO, National Association of Latino Elected Officials and Civic Engagement Advocate
Loretta Landry, Senior Director, Child Poverty Action Lab
Valerie Smith, MD, St. Paul Children’s Foundation, Tyler, Texas, Chair Smith County Food Security Coalition
Laila Alequresh, Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Innovation, City of Dallas
Susan Williams, Associate State Director of Advocacy and Outreach, AARP Texas
Valerie Hawthorne, Ph.D., Government Relations Director, North Texas Food Bank
Edward Turner, 2020 Dallas Census Implementation Coordinator, City of Dallas
Sara Albert, J. D., LL.M., Food Law and Policy Expert