| Bread for the World

Philadelphia and Nearby Area Advocacy Workshop

Saturday, March 29, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Villanova University, Driscoll Hall
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
United States

Hunger in our nation and world remains a deep moral wound. We can end hunger, but how? And with government playing what role?

Join hunger leaders and concerned people from your area to reflect on ways to reduce hunger and poverty, using a new workshop format.

Our theme: Actually Ending Hunger at Home: What Would It Take? (A TED talk format presentation)

  • Using the techniques of TED talks, engaging speakers will encourage us to think about big ideas that will move us toward ending hunger in our region and nation (Yael Lehmann of The Food Trust, Bill Clark of Philabundance, Barbie Izquierdo of A Place at the Table, and Eric Mitchell of Bread for the World's government relations department are confirmed speakers)
  • Practical reflections and small group discussions will expand on and make more concrete those big ideas
  • An agenda for change will emerge, along with ideas for next steps
  • Skills training in ways to make our advocacy more effective will equip us for the future

In addition, we’ll learn about Bread for the World’s 2014 Offering of Letters campaign, which aims to reform international food aid programs to make them more effective and efficient, saving more lives abroad and sowing seeds for long-term development.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 21, using the Register Now! button below. We need an accurate count for lunch and materials, so please respond to the RSVP questions to indicate that you will join us for lunch (we will provide the meal; a vegetarian option will be available). If you have additional special dietary needs, please contact Trudy at trudy.pacella@villanova.edu. Please RSVP by March  21 to ensure you will have a lunch.

We encourage you to arrive beginning at 9:30 a.m. that morning to register, enjoy light breakfast food, browse our materials tables, and network. Food and drink are only allowed in the Atrium and not in the rooms where we'll meet, so leave time to enjoy that before we begin the workshop at 10:00 a.m. Follow signs on the doors of Driscoll Hall to arrive at Room 132 to register.

More detailed parking instructions will be sent to you after you register.

Please tell your friends and colleagues about this important presentation and discussion. We need your voice and energy to help end hunger!

For those of you close to Allentown, we will also hold an advocacy workshop there (in a different format) on Saturday, April 26. Watch for more information on that event as well.

We're sorry, the deadline for registering for this event has passed.