Building Blocks for Missouri’s Success – 2019 Annual Conference

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Are you unable to afford the $35 Registration price? Please follow this link to apply for our reduced price ticket scholarship.

November 9th, 2019 // 10am – 4:30 pm // Columbia, MO

If you are coming from out of town and would like to attend the complimentary Friday night reception with Ellen Teller, our keynote speaker, you can reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO at (573)445-8531 and mention code EM9 for special discount rate for Friday night. 

Our highlighted issue for 2019 is food insecurity and evidence-based public policy solutions to hunger. Our keynote speaker is Ellen Teller, Director of Government Affairs, Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC.

Ellen Teller, FRAC

Teller joined FRAC in 1986 as a staff attorney and previously worked at the American Bar Association’s Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and the Consumer Federation of America. She has a B.A. in political science and English literature from the State University of New York College at Oneonta, and a J.D. from Western New England College School of Law. 

Is your organization able to co-sponsor the event as a way to build a stronger advocacy network on hunger issues in Missouri? Sponsorships are available at the following levels:

  • $100 – bronze; 1/4 page ad in program and on screen
  • $250 – silver; one free ticket, 1/2 page ad in program and on screen
  • $500 – gold; two free tickets, full page ad in program and on screen

Conference Schedule

10am – 10:20am Welcome and Opening Session
10:30am – 11:45am Breakout Workshop Block #1

  • 2019 Missouri Hunger Atlas: Making it work for you and your community
  • Fighting for Food Justice: Workshop Seeing Food Access through a Racial Equity Lens
  • Landlord and Tenant Education: Bridging the Divide
  • Mass Incarceration in Missouri
  • Discover the “Good Taste” of Healthy Food
12:00pm-1:15pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Ellen Teller from FRAC
1:30pm – 2:45pm Breakout Workshop Block #2
  • 2019 Missouri Hunger Atlas: Making it work for you and your community
  • Housing and Homelessness with a Race Equity Lens
  • Policies and Programs Addressing Food Insecurity for Children and Families
  • Nutritional Interventions for HIV and cancer: building a System of Care and cultivating resilience
  • Positive Dialogue: A Building Block for Personal and Community Change
3:00pm – 4:30pmEvaluations and Closing Session with Missouri State Representatives

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