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Witness Sherita and her daughter Joeanna speaking at a podium at the St. Christopher's Children's Hospital

In May 2011, Witnesses to Hunger member Sherita Mouzon (with her daughter Joeanna) spoke at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children about her experience with hunger.

Members of Witnesses to Hunger posing with Senator Bob Casey in the Capitol rotunda

Witnesses with Senator Bob Casey Jr. (PA) in the rotunda of the Russel Senate Building where they hosted an exhibit at the senator's request in May 2009. Witnesses Barbie and Tianna spoke at the reception.

Member of Witnesses to Hunger being interviewed by cameramen at a photo exhibit

Witnesses to Hunger hosted an exhibit at the African American History Museum in July 2016 during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Members were interviewed by various news outlets. 

Tiana-Gaines Turner testifying at Congress with three other people

Witness Tianna Gaines-Turner providing testimony before Congress at a forum on the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report in May 2018.

Members of Witnesses to Hunger sitting on stage with Senator Bob Casey and large images behind them

In April 2017, Witnesses joined Senator Bob Casey Jr. and other Philadelphia organizations to discuss the impact of potential cuts to assistance programs for housing, hunger and health.

Witnesses member Joanna sitting on stage with two other presenters in front of Inequality Begins at Birth sign
Witness Joanna giving an inspiring testimony at "Inequality Begins at Birth" with David Keller, Academic Pediatric Association President, and Renee Wilson-Simmons, National Center for Children in Poverty Director.
Four female members of Witnesses to Hunger pose next to their program banner

Witnesses participating in an exhibit opening at the EAT Café in February 2017.

Witnesses member Nike sitting on a panel discussion with Congressman Jim McGovern

Congressman Jim McGovern (MA) and Witness Nike sit side by side at panel on Poverty in America on Capitol Hill in April 2013. 

Witnesses in Action

Witnesses to Hunger is a registered trademark of Drexel University. Use of the program's name, materials and images must be approved by the Center of Hunger-Free Communities and Drexel University.

A key element of the Witnesses to Hunger program is empowering members to speak up and advocate for important issues in their community. Witnesses take action by speaking with policy makers at Witness to Hunger exhibits, but they also:

  • Provide testimony at hearings of state and federal law makers
  • Participate in community rallies
  • Write letters to local and national lawmakers
  • Give interviews with local and national media
  • Participate in campaigns for change via social media and in person
  • Have one-one conversations with decision-makers

View the archived blog site of Witnesses to Hunger.