- LEARN about Bread for the World's 2009 Offering of Letters Campaign and how to organize in your community
- LEARN what is going on in your local community on poverty and hunger in relation to immigration and the faith community
- LEARN about poverty and nutrition
- REFLECT on the biblical basis for justice
- ACT and get your congregation or campus to make hunger history.
1701 E. Missouri Ave,
Las Cruces, N.M.
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
The Forum is FREE and sponsored by Bread for
the World and Peace Lutheran Church’s World
Hunger Committee. Participants will receive a
free 2009 Offering of Letters Kit.
Click here to RSVP
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Prayer
-LaVerne Kaufman, District Coordinator, Bread for the World Las Cruces.
10:10 Seeking Justice on the Border
- Rebecca Wiggins, College Instructor, NMSU
Rebecca has worked with issues of poverty,economic development and human rights
in the border colonias of the United States and Mexico and also with women in Chiapas, Mexico.
10:35 Bread for the World’s 2009 Offering of Letters Video.
- The 2009 Video highlights this year’s Bread campaign to urge Congress to rework U.S. Foreign assistance to make it more effective in reducing poverty with stories from Latin America
Following the video Meredith Story-Williams, Regional Organizer for the Central Southern Region will discuss how to conduct an Offering of Letters.
11:15 Reforming Foreign Assistance
- Robin Stephenson, Field Organizer for Bread for the World’s Western Region, will give a
power point presentation on this year’s Offering of Letters campaign.
12:00 Breaking of Bread
- Peace Lutheran Church’s World Hunger Committee will provide a simple meal of Bread and Soup
12:45 Biblical Basis For Justice
- Ellen Young, long time member of Bread for the World, will provide insights into the Biblical
basis for justice.
1:00 Breakout Sessions (see below)
1:45 Reassemble for benediction and final thoughts.
Participants may choose one of the following sessions for the afternoon.
A. Advocacy 201: Building the Anti-Hunger Movement Locally
Think globally and organize locally. Organizers Robin Stephenson and Meredith Story-Williams will teach participants methods to organize in their own communities through chapter building, congressional visits and outreach.
B. Our Borders. Our Neighbors
Ryan Steinmetz, Director of Border Servant Corps in Las Cruces and El Paso along with Rebecca Wiggins will discuss efforts to provide for the needs of border communities in the region.
C. Poverty and Nutrition
Kari Bachman, Program Coordinator of Nutrition Education at NMSU will talk about nutrition, food culture, and food security for low income families.
LaVerne Kaufman, Volunteer District Coordinator, Bread for the World Las Cruces. firstname.lastname@example.org (575) 382– 7430.
Robin Stephenson, Field Organizer Bread for the World Western Region. email@example.com (888) 75-BREAD Extension 5.
Meredith Story-Willams, Central Southern Region, firstname.lastname@example.org (888) 257-0239