Sunday, October 01, 2017

Our Messages from the Interfaith Hunger Coalition via YouTube

The Interfaith Hunger Coalition was invited to present a keynote address at the Fourth Annual End Hunger Summit in New Mexico. Kathy Freeze from Catholic Charities, Rachel Sternheim from Congregation Albert, Rabia Sahin Orhan from the Dialogue Institute/Turkish Raindrop House and Gabriela Marques from the Albuquerque Baha'i Community spoke of their faith motivation to end hunger and also highlighted the work of each of their communities in Albuquerque.

Ellen Buelow (Advocacy Committee Chair) offered background on the Interfaith Hunger Coalition and Carlos Navarro (Convener) presented a vision for ending hunger in New Mexico. The vision urged us to consider the big picture, including how hunger and poverty in rural areas has contributed to our consistently poor rankings for child hunger and overall food insecurity.

We recommended the creation of some sort of caucus or commission within or involving the State Legislature that would look at all aspects of hunger (among children, seniors,working families, Native communities, urban areas), Unfortunately, we were not able to get a video. However, here are five videos from our keynote speech. (The horizontal videos were filmed with a Canon PowerShot A550 and the vertical  ones were recorded with an I-Phone. Also, some of the videos were cut off during recording, so we don't have the full reflection).

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