|Activists from Minnesota, Alabama, New Mexico in 2007|
How many New Mexicans can we get to Bread for the World's 2011 National Gathering on June 11-14 in Washington, D.C.? The theme of the gathering is Changing the Politics of Hunger. I know it's several months down the road, but IT'S NOT TOO EARLY to at least start thinking about it.
JOINT EVENT ON MONDAY WITH IRISH NGO
In addition to great workshops, inspiring worship, informative plenary sessions, visits to Capitol Hill, and informal networking (i.e.social activities), we will also participate in an International Meeting on Child Malnutrition on Monday. Grassroots leaders from developing countries and international development experts aims to build political support and momentum for global efforts to end malnutrition among mothers and children. This meeting is hosted and organized by Bread for the World Institute and Ireland’s Concern Worldwide.
Here is the Tentative schedule (.pdf file) for the four days.
(It would be great to have at least one person from each of our three congressional districts at Lobby Day on Tuesday!)
Participants in the National Gathering are invited to register early to take advantage of discounted registration fees and rooms at American University.
How to Register
If you register on or before midnight April 30, 2011, the early bird fee is $225 for individuals and $450 for a family of four. Register Now
And if you're still thinking about it, here are some photos from past gatherings, plus some great descriptions from Bread about the general themes for this year.
|Interfaith Convocation 2007|
Learn. On June 11-12, participate in workshops and plenary sessions on such topics as how people of faith can influence legislation and assess the progress on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1: ending poverty and hunger.
On June 13, interact with international development experts, nongovernmental organization leaders, and policy makers as we focus on Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5: child and maternal malnutrition.
|Washington State delegation 2009|
Network. Engage with fellow attendees from all over the country and abroad.