Hungry for Change Summit

Though registration has closed, you can still join the conference virtually on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

We will live stream the keynote address and closing session via our Facebook page. Watch Dr. Maya Rockeymoore of Global Policy Solutions discuss the intersection of hunger and racial justice starting at 9 a.m. Then, tune in at 2:45 p.m. to learn more about The Blueprint to End Hunger in Colorado, a new initiative spearheaded by The Colorado Health Foundation.

Also, follow the conversation and share your thoughts  and photos throughout the day using #HungryforChange on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Hungry for Change Summit 2017
Wednesday, September 27

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Cable Center
2000 Buchtel Blvd.
Denver, CO 80210

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Nearly 1 in 8 Coloradans and Americans are not always sure when or where they will get their next meal. To combat such statistics, Hunger Free Colorado unites nonprofit organizations, educators, faith community leaders, government representatives, foundation and corporate leadership, and community members for a full day of cross-sector learning each year.

This year, we’ll be covering topics, such as racial justice in the anti-hunger fight, local advocacy resources, evidence-based communication tools, and a state plan to end hunger.

It will be a great day of sharing best practices, exploring innovative approaches to overcome barriers and fostering even more collaboration to ensure no Coloradan goes hungry. We hope to see you there!


2017 Keynote Speaker:

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Dr. Maya Rockeymoore leads Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, DC-based policy firm that makes policy work for people and their environments.

A former adjunct professor in the Women in Politics Institute at American University, Maya has also served as the vice president of research and programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), senior resident scholar at the National Urban League, chief of staff to Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY), professional staff on the House Ways and Means Committee, and as a CBCF legislative fellow in the office of Congressman Melvin Watt (D-NC) among other positions.

Maya’s areas of expertise include health, social insurance, income security, education, women’s issues and youth civic participation. She is the author of The Political Action Handbook: A How to Guide for the Hip-Hop Generation and co-editor of Strengthening Community: Social Insurance in a Diverse America among many other articles and chapters. Rockeymoore serves on the board of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and the National Association of Counties and is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. The recipient of many honors, she was named an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow in 2004 and is the recipient of Running Start’s 2007 Young Women to Watch Award.

A regular guest on radio and television shows, Maya has appeared on NPR, CNN, Black Entertainment Television, ABC World News Tonight, Fox News, Al Jazeera and C-SPAN. Her opinions have also been quoted by the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Black America Web, and Houston Chronicle among other prominent national news sources.

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