Map & Directions
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.
Breakout Sessions: Seminars and Workshops*
"Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow, and The Jobs Challenge"
Global Nutrition: Ending hunger around the world is not just about providing people with enough food - it's also about providing the right nutrients. Globally, 155 million children are stunted and will not have the chance to achieve their full potential because of poor nutrition early in life.
The Jobs Challenge:
Since 1980, the benefits of U.S. economic growth have increasingly accrued to a relative handful of people while poverty and homelessness have become more prevalent, even among families with full-time workers.
As Bread for the World looks at what it will take to end hunger by the year 2030, we will be gathering stories of people in the Lehigh Valley about the benefits and challenges of employment here.
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.
• Susan Wild
, PA 7th District Representative to U.S. Congress will also join us for conversation about current legislative issues. Her current committee assignments include the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
; she is Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, and serves on the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment. Congresswoman Wild is also a member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor
and the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
* This is a preliminary program announcement. Check here again for updates.
- Malawi Report: A Successful Poverty and Hunger Intervention Strategy
- Jobs, wages, and working conditions
- Troubling the Waters: Voter Rights and Integrity of U.S. Elections
- Advocacy basics / "Offering of Letters" 101 - What is it? How to do it
Sponsored by Bread for the World, the Justice and Advocacy Committee of
The Lehigh Conference of Churches,
Second Harvest Food Bank.
Continental breakfast and lunch are included. (Suggested donation: $5, Students/Low Income: free)
Please pre-register : Register on-line here.
Have questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hunger and Advocacy Resources from Bread for the World