Bread for the World - 2018

For Such a Time as This
Saturday, April 7, 2018

First Presbyterian Church
3231 Tilghman Street
Allentown, PA 18104

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  • 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:     "For Such a Time as This"
    with 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 President's budget proposes substantial cuts to "safety-net" programs, including WIC, global nutrition, SNAP, and refundable tax credits that assist familes with children, senior citizens, veterans, people with disabilities and others when they encounter difficult times.
    "For Such a Time as This" reminds us about the story of the Jewish queen Esther who was challenged to speak out (at risk of her life) to Persian king Ahasuerus in order to save her people from extermination. Today, we are challenged to speak out to our political representatives on behalf of the poor and vulnerable people among us.
    Breakout Sessions: Seminars and Workshops*

    • The 2018 Farm Bill
    • Pennsylvania Poor People's Campaign
    • U.S. Budget overview ("safety net" programs)
    • Mass Incarceration / Reentry
    • Public Policy Advocacy Basics

  • Sponsored by Bread for the World, the Justice and Advocacy Committee of The Lehigh Conference of Churches, and Second Harvest Food Bank.
  • This is a preliminary program announcement. Check here again for updates.

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    Last Updated: 3/5/2018
    Created: February 2, 2018