Johnson C Smith University - Grimes Lounge
100 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216
The Come to the Table program presents its Equity at the Table Speaker Series, featuring a unique and diverse roster of distinguished speakers addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion, while educating the community about food security issues.
Please join us for the final talk in the series, Hunger: A Racial Equity Issue. The talk will be delivered by Minerva Delgado. Minerva 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 Director of Coalitions & Advocacy at the Alliance to End Hunger in Washington, DC. Ms. Delgado has over twenty-eight years of experience working to end hunger and poverty. As an experienced policy analyst, organizer and program manager, she has held senior positions in government, civil rights and anti-poverty organizations. Ms. Delgado holds degrees from The New School and Cornell University. She is from The Bronx, NY.
RAFI will host the Equity at the Table Speaker Series in locations across North Carolina from March through August 2018. The series is designed for people who are working in the intersection of equity and food security and for those with the desire to think more critically about equity in their work and volunteerism.
RAFI invites people of faith, farmers, activists, and journalists to come hear these perspectives.
The Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA’s mission is to cultivate markets, policies, and communities that sustain thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms. RAFI works nationally and internationally, focusing on North Carolina and the southeastern United States. RAFI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Pittsboro, North Carolina and incorporated in 1990.