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Bread for the World
The Lehigh Conference of Churches
Justice & Advocacy
This annual gathering will include discussion of both local and national food and hunger issues and tools for advocacy with our elected members of Congress.
Plenary Presentation: "Survive and Thrive"|
Margaret Tran, Regional Organizer of Bread for the World, based in New York City where she leads churches and groups in advocacy outreach to end hunger through national policies. Growing up the youngest of five children, Margaret and her family struggled with food insecurity as her parents adjusted to life in the U.S. after emigrating from South Vietnam following the Vietnam War. Margaret received her Master's degree in Environmental Economics and Policy from Duke University.
The Global Food Security Act (GFSA), which continues U.S. investments in improving nutrition and increasing the productivity of smallholder farmers, will be up for consideration by U.S. Congress this year. GFSA includes food-aid reform and will also provide an opportunity to improve nutrition among mothers and children Our spring event this year will provide resources for several related federal, state, and local issues, with a focus on legislative advocacy for poor and outcast people in our communities, and especially mothers and children.
There will also be time for conversation with special guest Congressman Charles Dent.
The program will also include presentations on local food and hunger issues, and workshops on advocacy skills. See full workshop descriptions here.
Continental breakfast and lunch are included. (Suggested donation: $5, Students/Low Income: free)
Please Register on-line here .
Hunger and Advocacy Resources