206660 I am a Witness to Hunger

Monday, November 9, 2009: 9:10 AM

Erica Smalley , Witnesses to Hunger, Philadelphia, PA
Imani Sullivan , Witnesses to Hunger, Philadelphia, PA
Whitney Henry , Witnesses to Hunger, Philadelphia, PA
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH , Health Management and Policy, Drexel University School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA
In this presentation, I will describe my experiences in documenting my life and the lives of my children as a "Witness to Hunger." I will show some of my photos and videos, and talk about what I hope the public and the policy makers can learn from me.

"Come leave your world just for one week and live in my world. Tell me how you're going to make it and survive-- how emotionally you're going to keep yourself together. To day-by-day look at your kids and tell them, 'I don't have any money to take you to the store.' Or, 'We're eating Oodles of Noodles today because the food stamps didn't last."

Learning Objectives:
Describe the experience of women documenting their lives to expose the realities of hunger Discuss how photographs and ideas can be used to advocate for change in policies surrounding hunger and food assistance

Keywords: Child Health, Maternal Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I participated in the Witnesses to Hunger Program, I have spoken to the media and to policy makers several times.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.