Past Event

POSTPONED: Food insecurity: How do we feed our communities?

A CSG East Council on Communities of Color Equity Gap Micro Summit


August 28, 2020, 10:00 am –
11:00 am

African American woman picking beets in urban garden

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional ConferenceCouncil on Communities of Color presents a new installment in its ongoing Equity Gap Micro summit Series. The series is a unique convening of state and local policy makers, experts and thinkers concerned about the massive equity gaps exposed and worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.

Our latest focus will be “Food Insecurity: How Do We Feed Our Communities?”

These micro-summits offer insights, analysis and solutions on numerous challenges communities and governments face as the pandemic, protests and a disruptive political climate continues. This next micro-summit will take place via Zoom on Friday, August 28th, 10am – 11am ET.

As pandemic and economic meltdown has ravaged the nation, another crisis quietly lurks through our communities: food insecurity and hunger. According to the Urban Institute, “more than one in six non-elderly adults (17.7 percent) and more than one in five parents living with children under 19 (21.8 percent) reported that their households experienced food insecurity” months into the COVID-19 fueled recession. Black and Brown households reported food insecurity rates of nearly 30 percent, almost double that of White households. This conversation asks: What do we do? Food insecurity has always been a persistent problem that’s now worse, so what do we do differently? How should communities organize and mobilize around this issue? What innovations in strategies and technology could solve this problem? And what can policymakers do to support these solutions?

REGISTER TODAY and join us for a one-hour panel on policy solutions and action plan to keep black and brown people safe while occupying public and private spaces. Panelists will offer expert insights and guidance.

Registrants will receive a Zoom access link upon registration. Audience members will be able to ask questions by chat. Audience members are encouraged to discuss and share the panel on social media at #CSGEAST #CCC.

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, Council on Communities of Color , and partnered with the B|E Note.

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