Saturday, May 14, 2011
Networking on Foreign Aid
Meet Suzanne Berman, a regional organizer for CARE and the CARE Action Network (CAN). Suzanne, who once worked in the Bread offices in Atlanta and Austin, offered a very nice reflection at the huge Interfaith Convocation sponsored by Bread and several other religious and anti-hunger organizations in 2007.
We have organized a great networking event around Suzanne's visit. Join us at La Mesa Presbyterian Church on Thursday, May 26, at 7:00 p.m. Suzanne will tell us all about the work of CARE and recent CAN efforts. Keith West-Harrison is the local volunteer coordinator for CAN.
We will also take the opportunity to hold a conversation about global poverty, foreign aid and the impact of recent and proposed budget cuts on development assistance. Joining us in this conversation will be Maria Franco Tapia, a local staffer from Heifer International. We have also invited representatives from the Oxfam Action Corps and RESULTS Albuquerque.
[Suzanne, Bread member Ellen Buelow and I (and possibly a couple other people) are planning to visit the offices of Sens. Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman on Friday, May 27, to encourage them, among other things, to keep poverty-focused development assistance adequately funded].
So mark your calendars, and I Hope to see you on May 26!