Symposium on Health, Nutrition, and Anti-Poverty Policy

Both Ms. Waxman and Mr. Weill also will be featured in a symposium co-hosted with the Richardson School of Law, on November 8th starting at 11:30. The symposium will focus on exploring local and national developments and prospects relating to:

  • health care coverage and access, including reproductive health
  • anti-poverty and anti-hunger efforts
  • overall policy efforts to improve conditions for low-income people.

View the full recording below:

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panel members

Judy Waxman is the Vice President of Health and Reproductive Rights at the National Women's Law Center where she continues her lifelong work improving access to affordable and quality health care for low income people, as well as protecting and improving reproductive choices for women. She will be speaking about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the opportunities it will provide us in Hawaii, especially women. She also will be discussing current challenges and opportunities relating to reproductive rights. Click here to read more about Ms. Waxman.

artists for appleseed honoree Jim WeillJim Weill is the President of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), where he leads that key organization's national anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocacy, organizing and research efforts. FRAC plays an essential role in strengthening and protecting food stamps, school breakfast and lunch, WIC, afterschool food and other nutrition programs, as well as income support programs like the Child Tax Credit. Previously he led policy efforts at the Children's Defense Fund and was director of litigation at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. He will be discussing nutrition program, wage, tax and other public policy strategies at both the federal and state levels to reduce hunger, poverty and inequality. Click here to read more about Mr. Weill.

professor hazel glenn behHazel Glenn Beh, professor at UH Richardson School of Law and Co-Director of the Health Law Policy Center, will provide a local perspective on health issues discussed at the symposium. Click here to read more about Professor Beh.

Attorney Jenny Lee picJenny Lee, Staff Attorney at Hawaii Appleseed, will provide a local perspective on nutrition and poverty issues discussed at the symposium. Click here to read more about Ms. Lee.


William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
2525 Dole St
Honolulu, HI 96822


Limited parking is available at the University. In case lots are full, additional parking is available at King and University.


The symposium will be free to the public and a complimentary light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here so we can have an accurate head count for lunch.