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Participant Perspectives on U.S. Nutrition Programs: Learning from their Expertise - Shared screen with speaker view
Michael Santos, RESULTS (he/him/his)
22:16
We hope you are enjoying our 2021 RESULTS International Conference so far, we’re happy to have you here with us! At RESULTS, we believe poverty cannot end as long as oppression exists. Learn more about our values at our Anti-Oppression Resources page: https://results.org/volunteers/anti-oppression/ or the conference app under Our Values.We want to thank Feeding America for supporting our work and sponsoring this session.
Michael Santos, RESULTS (he/him/his)
24:35
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Alaina Dougherty
30:07
Thank you so much for sharing Fox
Michael Santos, RESULTS (he/him/his)
33:36
Thank you for sharing that LaShon
LaShon Sincerea
33:59
thank you for allowing me to share Michael
trey legall
36:48
it's not broken-- it's functioning the way it's designed
Kali Daugherty
38:10
Exactly Yvonne, so sad when low wage workers can't afford a raise and get out of the system
trey legall
38:18
right😫
LaShon Sincerea
39:09
if it was that simple we wouldnt be talking about this trey
Lisa Peters
39:21
My husband's paralegal asked not to get a raise because she would lose so many benefits only from a small raise.
Delores Lyons
40:27
Good job LaShon. Having been a for Caseworker, I do know how some Workers can be. Many have been in your shoes and you're right, having been there, they need to be more compassionate rather than being on a power trip.
Kali Daugherty
41:25
Agreed Delores! Those in those social service agencies should be more aware and compassionate
Lisa Peters
41:36
Experiences like Lashon's: long waits, having cops called for no reason, are the types of experiences that drive some people away from seeking help.
Kali Daugherty
41:41
You were all such powerful speakers! Thank you for sharing!
Michael Santos, RESULTS (he/him/his)
41:52
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Lisa Peters
41:59
I am so sorry that happened to you LaShon, no one should have to deal with that
LaShon Sincerea
42:01
thank you delores
LaShon Sincerea
42:34
i lobe you all so much for attending
Michele Ramsay
42:49
Thank you all for sharing your powerful stories!
LaShon Sincerea
42:56
love
Kali Daugherty
43:02
For any speakers who have receive PEBT can you share about how that has impacted your situation in the pandemic?
trey legall
44:55
what i mean by it's not broken, is that the system is WORKING to KEEP folks in poverty. it's psychological and exploitative--preying on vulnerable people because if you break the ceiling (i.e. earning more wages somehow), you lose your floor (the supplemental benefits that are necessary for survival), so it KEEPS people in this perpetual state of poverty. i am in NO way saying that the system is beneficial or endorsing it, lol. it's actually the opposite. it's just when we say that it's "broken" we in a way justify what's happening...but it is indeed working...it just leaves broken results😫😭
Delores Lyons
44:56
What the person may have been trying to say is that the system is not set up for a person to get ahead. Your're so right Yvonne, the slightest of increase in income can cause you to lose your benefits completely at worst, or drastically reduce benefits at best. As a former Worker, I cannot help but sense that it is by design.
trey legall
45:23
👆🏼
Susan Beckett
46:27
Thank you all for sharing your stories. So many good insights. I'm just sorry you have to go through all this struggle.
trey legall
47:57
also, sending apologies on behalf of Bernadine Williams--she got food poisoning and there was a fire in her area, so she is suffering from smoke inhalation. she really wanted to be here! 🙏🏼
Kali Daugherty
48:16
Yes! The length of time it takes to adjust income harms so many in terms of benefits
Dhananjay Daware
48:41
it's terrible how much you have to learn and do just to constantly apply and renew benefits. along with trying work and survive
Lisa Peters
49:22
The child care system is totally broken and inadequate - that whole system needs a complete overhaul. I am so glad the pandemic has finally driven some people to begin talking about it.
Dhananjay Daware
49:41
wow
LaShon Sincerea
50:11
susan thank you and this the side of the system nobody talks about
Kali Daugherty
51:07
Yes absolutely Yvonne!!
LaShon Sincerea
51:42
lisa this system is beyoond brokennn and full of lies
Lisa Peters
51:48
yes
Kali Daugherty
52:37
It should go based on where someone lives for sure
Lanie Dougherty (they/them/theirs)
53:11
And it needs to grow based on cost of living every year
Lisa Peters
56:15
It is horrible that our country demonizes anyone who needs help. That stigma drives people away from getting help too.
Kali Daugherty
57:33
Thank you for sharing Bernadine!
trey legall
57:34
it's so demoralizing to assault our vulnerable communities' dignity
Lisa Peters
57:45
Going off of what LaShon was saying before people often need some baseline help just to be able to find work. See the Stockton experiment: https://www.npr.org/2021/03/23/980234484/examing-the-stockton-income-experiment
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
57:51
Thank you so much for sharing your story Bernadine
Martha Karnopp
58:29
Thank you all for sharing your experiences!
Michael Santos, RESULTS (he/him/his)
01:00:09
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LaShon Sincerea
01:00:24
thank you for joining martha
Lisa Peters
01:00:34
What Fox is saying relates to what we heard from Samuel Hammond: https://www.niskanencenter.org/report-the-conservative-case-for-a-child-allowance/
Jos Linn (he/him)
01:00:57
Amen, Fox.
Delores Lyons
01:00:59
At my retirement party Kali, I addressed to my fellow Workers - AND SUPERVISORS, that we are ALL just a few steps away from being the shoes of the people we are serve. As the saying goes, "be careful how you treat people on your way up because you may need them on your way down."
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:01:06
100% agreed Fox!
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:01:46
Yes, Delores! You're absolutely right about that!
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:01:58
Everyone deserves their dignity
trey legall
01:02:15
FOOD Safety provides PHYSICAL safety
trey legall
01:02:28
for families and communities
Lisa Peters
01:03:04
Thank you all for sharing your stories- it takes courage to do it and it is so important for creating change.
Lanie Dougherty (they/them/theirs)
01:04:07
Thank you so much for your stories. I would love to share your stories with my offices if you'd allow me permission. <3
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:04:20
Yvonne is so right, it's important to share your stories and bring context beyond facts/figures, Always speak up, even if your voice shakes
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:04:34
Thank you all for sharing
Yvonne Montoya
01:05:30
Great session everyone!
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:05:40
You all inspire me!
Martha Karnopp
01:05:47
Glad to bbe on the screen shot, but it's difficult to smile right now
Delores Lyons
01:05:49
AWESOME!!
Kavita Shah
01:05:49
Thank you all for sharing!
Yvonne Montoya
01:05:53
thanks Max and to everyone who share their stories