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Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series: Fighting Hunger Without Food
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Online
For More Information:
samurai7@umd.edu
https://agnr.umd.edu/sustainable-food-systems-lecture-series

Title: Fighting Hunger Without Food
Speaker: Michael J. Wilson, Maryland Hunger Solutions
Date & Time: Tuesday, May 4 : 6:00-7:00pm

Michael J. Wilson is director of Maryland Hunger Solutions. In this role, he leads Maryland’s premier hunger advocacy, education, and outreach organization as it works to end hunger and improve the nutrition, health, economic security, and well-being of low-income families in Maryland. Michael serves in a leadership role in many statewide coalitions and is member of the management team of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). He Chairs the Board of the Montgomery County Food Council and serves on Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Food and Agriculture Regional Member (FARM) Ad Hoc Committee. 

 For more than three decades, Michael has been a leading advocate for economic and social justice. He worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative and press assistant for the late U.S. Representative Charles Hayes (IL). He also served in numerous positions at the U.S. Department of Labor, culminating as Chief of Staff in the Employment Standards Administration where he coordinated legislative, regulatory, communications, and policy development. Michael also was an international officer and director at the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union where he headed the legislative and political department and led the union’s efforts in food policy and worker advocacy. Michael served as a FRAC Board Member for more than a decade, as well as a Board Member for the Consumer Federation of America and Americans for Democratic Action, where he also served as National Director.  

He received the Community Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association of the National Capitol Area in 2009, the Secretary of Labor’s Exceptional Achievement Award in 1997 and 1999, and a Special Commendation from the Wage and Hour Division in 1997. Michael has a B.A. in communications arts and sciences from Michigan State University. 

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