Equity at the Table Speaker Series
July 16, 2018 ¦ Charlotte, NC
“Hunger: A Racial Equity Issue”
Join us Monday evening, July the 16th for a discussion with poverty and civil rights activist, Minerva Delgado, to explore the role of racial inequity in national hunger and wealth disparities.
Minerva Delgado will shed light on hunger through the lens of the racial wealth gap. Her presentation will feature an interactive activity — The Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation — designed to help participants understand how racial disparities result from social policies. She will share how understanding these dynamics can help us build the public will to end hunger.
Minerva Delgado is an accomplished nonprofit professional in the areas of hunger, poverty and civil rights. An experienced policy analyst, organizer, and program manager, Ms. Delgado has over twenty-eight years striving for social and economic justice. She has appeared in print media, radio and television news and is a frequent presenter at national conferences. Ms. Delgado is currently the Director of Coalitions & Advocacy at the Alliance to End Hunger in Washington, DC. In this position, she builds the public and political will to end hunger at home and abroad. She oversees the organization’s work to strengthen Hunger Free Community coalitions and champion legislative solutions to hunger.
She is formerly the Executive Director of Manna Food Center, the food bank of Montgomery County, MD and Director of Agency Resources at the Food Bank For New York City. Ms. Delgado has also held senior positions at the Children’s Defense Fund, LatinoJustice and in NYC government. She has consulted for UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza) and Re:Gender. She taught at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she co-founded the Women of Color Policy Network. She advised on the UN Commission on Human Rights US fact-finding report in 2006. She is the author of 2015 Profiles of Latino Health: A Closer Look at Child Nutrition.
Minerva was born in The Bronx, NY. She attained a Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis from The New School, a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University and attended Bronx High School of Science. She is a founding Board Member of Community Food Advocates, Inc.
Speaker: Minerva Delgado
Monday July 16, 2018, 7:00-8:30pm // Johnson C. Smith University // Charlotte, NC
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About Equity at the Table Speaker Series
In early 2018, the Come to the Table program launched the Equity at the Table Speaker Series. The series is designed for people who are working at the intersection of equity and food security and for those with the desire to think more critically about equity in their work and volunteerism. The series will consist of lectures, workshops and events addressing topics relevant to our work. We invite people of faith, farmers, activists, and journalists to attend and share their perspectives.