The History and Politics of the SNAP Program: What Can We Learn in 2013?
November 19, 2013
Major changes and cuts to the SNAP program have led to a near-crisis for our most vulnerable populations. Janet Poppendieck, Policy Director at the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College, leads a discussion focusing on the previous cycles of changes to the SNAP program and what we can learn moving forward.
Panelists will include:
Janet Poppendieck, PhD, Co-Director, NYC Food Policy Center
Triada Stampas, Senior Director of Government Relations, Food Bank for New York City
Maggie Dickinson, PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center, Department of Anthropology
Moderated by Janet Poppendieck, PhD, Co-Director, NYC Food Policy Center
This seminar series is held at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College 47-49 East 65th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues.
Breakfasts are held from 8:30am – 10:00am; programming begins promptly at 8:45am.
*Due to increased attendance, breakfasts have been moved to the auditorium. Please arrive in advance of programming to enjoy breakfast, as there is no food or drink allowed in this space.
Interested in continuing the conversation around the SNAP program? Food Systems Network NYC and the NYC Food Policy Center have worked to develop complementary panel discussions to explore this critical program. In December, FSNYC will be hosting an open networking meeting with a panel discussion focused on The Economic Impact of Cuts to the SNAP Program (more information below). We hope to see you at both events, first on November 19th at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College and again on December 19th!
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm (12:00 networking & brown bag lunch; 12:30 panel discussion)
Location: Fund for the City of New York, 121 Avenue of the Americas, 6th floor, NYC
RSVP here, space is limited
Kate MacKenzie, Director of Policy & Government Relations at City Harvest will moderate a panel discussion focused on this issue. Panelists will explore how New York’s economy will be affected and discuss questions including: how do SNAP dollars generate additional economic activity? What impact will SNAP cuts have on jobs? How will businesses – food processors and retailers, be affected?