Event: May 2- MPHA to Speak at Witnesses to Hunger

MPHA Executive Director, Rebekah Gewirtz, will speak on “The Health Impacts of Poverty” panel at the Witnesses to Hunger event at Boston City Hall on May 2nd at 10am on the Third Floor Mezzanine. The exhibit of photographs taken by members of Witnesses to Hunger will be on display from May 1- May 13th. Witnesses to Hunger is a groundbreaking project featuring the voices and photography of caregivers who have experienced hunger and poverty first-hand.

At MPHA we are committed to taking action to address the social determinants of health. There is perhaps no greater barrier to the health and welfare of individuals and communities than hunger, poverty, and racial inequality. We are eager to participate in this public event to raise awareness and be part of a call to action.

There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Thursday, May 1st at Boston City Hall on the Third Floor Mezzanine from 12pm – 2pm. Remarks to begin around 12:15pm and a light lunch will be offered. All are welcome!

Details of the two panel discussions:

 Friday, May 2nd- The Health Impacts of Poverty

Friday, May 2nd at 10am

Boston City Hall, Third Floor Mezzanine

This will be a panel discussion to broadly look at poverty and the impact on health, with a particular emphasis on issues surrounding housing and cash welfare. 


Requested but not required

Monday, May 12- Mom Knows Best: A Discussion of Policies Impacting Mothers & Children

Monday, May 12th at 2pm

Boston City Hall, 3rd Floor Mezzanine

To commemorate Mother’s Day this panel will take a look at issues that particularly impact mothers including affordable child care, equal pay, and paid family leave and sick days.


Requested but not required

Special thanks to Mayor Walsh’s office for inviting Witnesses to Hunger to hold an exhibit at City Hall. 

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