"Here are some tweets from the October 22, 2019 exciting and moving World Food Day Commemoration. Held at the US Senate Russell Building in Washington, DC the reception's program included recognition of poets who won the 2019 World Food Day Poetry Competition. Thanks to the United Nations Food and Agriculture's Office for North America for sharing the tweets. "
Hope that many, many folks can join us for this pre-Thanksgiving presentation of poetry about hunger by several poets from the DMV area.
Thanks to Henry Crawford for developing the attached flyer! And thanks also to the Creative Suitland team for making the great venue available!
Thanks to poet Heather Davis of the public health firm, JSI (https://www.jsi.com/JSIInternet/) who shared the following hunger-focused poems by her JSI colleagues/poets from around the world. Enjoy!
The poems can be found here: https://www.poetryxhunger.com/international-poets/category/poems-by-JSI-team-members
To close out 2019 Hunger Free Communities Summit held at the University of the District of Columbia, Aaron R., winner of the 2018 World Food Day Poetry Competition, presented his poem, "Hunger Pains," to about 100 hunger-prevention practitioners from around the country.
Thanks to Minerva Delgado and her colleagues at the Alliance to End Hunger for hosting the meeting and for making this opportunity possible.
Here are links to some recently published information on the rate of food insecurity among children and other vulnerabilities in America broken out State by State. Thanks to Tamara Murrell for sharing the info:
A mighty big thanks to poet, Heather Davis JSI (John Snow Inc.) for inviting the 2018 and 2019 World Food Day Poetry Competition winners, Aaron R. and Henry Crawford, respectively, to present their prized poems at JSI's World Food Day Gathering on Oct 18, 2019. JSI staff members also presented some hunger-focused poems!
In the photo below from left to right: Heather Davis, Hiram Larew, Aaron R. and Henry Crawford.
Here's info on upcoming anti-hunger events sponsored by an active group of poets in Northern Virginia.
Dr. Hiram Larew offered the "One Smalle Ladleful: Poetry of Hunger" Honors colloquium at Oregon State University. Below his reflections on it:
"Thanks to Erin, Hanna, Isaac, Jacob, Maddy, Shrida and Steven! They all just completed the "One Smale Ladleful: Poetry of Hunger" Honors colloquium that Dr. Hiram Larew offered at Oregon State University this term. Over five weeks, we discussed local and global hunger issues and the ways that poetry can help in the anti-hunger cause. They visited the OSU Food Pantry. And, each student planned hunger-poetry activities on campus and around town. Yes!
Thanks also to Dr. Stella Coakley who helped facilitate the sessions, to Dean Toni Doolen, Drs, Tara Williams and Kevin Stoller, and Judy David all in the Honors College for enabling the Colloquium, and to Nicole Hindes and Dan Larson for hosting the visit to the Pantry.
Keep an eye on the Poetry X Hunger website (PoetryXHunger.com) for postings of some of the students' poems. "
Alliance to End Hunger encourages everyone to submit or resubmit comments to protect SNAP and school meals for children to the Federal Register. You can find out more by following the link below.
See the action alert from No Kid Hungry/Share Our Strength for more information and guidance:
End Hunger UK hosted and facilitated a series of events around the Huger Week and on World Food Day, October 16th. One of the U.S. poets, Aaron R., the winner of the 2018 World Food Day Poetry competition, joined online to read his poem.
End Hunger UK has produced a 1 minute video to give everyone a flavor of the event.
Find out more about the initiative here: https://www.endhungeruk.org/
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