Cafe Conversations: Race, Gender, and Poverty in 2017

On Saturday, March 4, EAT Cafe hosted "Cafe Conversations," a new community forum series launched by Witnesses to Hunger. The goal of these forums is to engage the community in conversations about poverty, brainstorm practical actions and solutions, and network with other individuals and organizations whose goals include ending hunger and poverty. The topic of this first Cafe Conversation was Race, Gender and Poverty in 2017: How Can Women of Color Harness Our Collective Power to Improve Our Communities? 

The panel featured a dynamic group of women who shared their knowledge and expertise, leading the audience in a lively discussion about how poverty disproportionately affects women of color. The panel included Jumoke Dada (CEO of Signature Red), Laniece Williams (founder of Black Lives Matter Philadelphia), Sofiya Ballin (reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer), and Angela Nike Sutton (member of Witnesses to Hunger). 

Check out the video recap, and be sure to attend the next Cafe Conversation (date and topic TBA). 

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