We just spoke with Antwone Fisher, keynote speaker at the upcoming Beyond Hunger conference in May. Antwone shared his life experiences of homelessness, poverty and hunger. He talked about times he believed there was nowhere to go and no one to help, and how that trauma led him down a winding road of more suffering and difficulties until he turned his life around by telling his story through writing, speaking, and film. This is his direct experience of hunger and poverty, and the type of testimony we believe is a necessary part of the dialogue to end hunger in the U.S.
Beyond Hunger: Real People, Real Solutions will be a dynamic conference with many voices -- philanthropists, advocates, researchers, journalists, and government officials -- but especially those who have experienced hunger and poverty first-hand. We have already registered members of Witnesses to Hunger, as well as women and men from California, Colorado, New York, Nebraska, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and India. Each has a powerful story to tell.
Join us in the dialogue from May 2-4, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel. Register at www.beyondhungerconference.org. All scholarships are closed for this conference.
In the meantime, raise your voice and share your experience of hunger and poverty in the U.S. on Twitter at @BeyondHunger12 or use #beyondhunger.