Tuesday, June 18 at 12:30 p.m. ET

The legacy of economic injustice and the burden of hunger fall heavily on rural communities. Rural communities experience alarming rates of food insecurity as policies fail to address the agricultural, economic, and financial needs of Americans living in hard-to-reach areas—denying farmers land and capital, and denying families food and resources. In this conversation, we will explore parallels between the past and today’s current struggle for food and economic justice, and dive into how community organizing, policy, advocacy and cross-sector collaboration play a pivotal role in addressing the root causes of rural hunger and food insecurity.

Our panelists include:

Beth Brewster, Supervisor of Food Services, Caroline County MD –

Dwayne Patterson, Chief Equity Officer, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

Matthew and Tia Raiford, Co-Founders, Strong Roots 9

Kashi Seghal, CEO and Founder of Retaaza

Moderated by Sarah Steely, Director, No Kid Hungry Virginia

Join No Kid Hungry/Share Our Strength and Food & Society at the Aspen Institute for “Conversations on Food Justice: Rural Communities” on June 18 at 12:30 p.m. ET.