The 2020 Zero Hunger Summer Seminars

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The world faces a growing hunger crisis caused by a global pandemic. In order to tackle the problem, it's critical that people first understand the root causes of hunger, and the power of public policy to address or exacerbate them.

Sharpen your advocacy skills and build community this summer at our Summer Seminars, a five-session series on domestic and global hunger, beginning on June 12. This learning experience is for anyone interested in alleviating hunger and poverty through public policy.

Last year we hosted our Summer Seminars in Washington, D.C. for over 50 interns at domestic and global anti-hunger organizations. Due to COVID-19, this summer's series will be hosted entirely online. The series is free and open to all, and current college students are especially encouraged to attend.

Each seminar will feature experts in global and domestic hunger. They will share their expertise on the role public policy plays in reducing food insecurity, the policy making process, the root causes of hunger and poverty, and effective advocacy. Each of the five seminars will have pre-reading and homework hosted by email and through our online learning platform. Participants will finish the seminars ready and equipped to advocate for the food security of their own communities.

Sessions will be hosted live over five Fridays:

  • Friday, June 12, 9:00 am — 1:00 pm (ET)
  • Friday, June 26, 9:00 am — 1:00 pm (ET)
  • Friday, July 10, 9:00 am — 1:00 pm (ET)
  • Friday, July 17, 9:00 am — 1:00 pm (ET)
  • Friday, July 31, 9:00 am — 1:00 pm (ET)

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, the Bonner Foundation, the Kellogg Company Foundation, and Land O' Lakes for their generous support of the 2020 Summer Seminars.


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