Hunger Conference 2004

Starting Date: 10-29-2004
Starting Time: 9:00am
Ending Date: 10-31-2004
Address

Loyola College
Baltimore, Maryland
United States
800-664-8647
Description
Setting National Priorities
Students Building a Movement to End Hunger and Homelessness
17th Annual Conference of the National Student Campaign Against
Hunger and Homelessness
Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
October 29-31, 2004
www.studentsagainsthunger.org

The National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness is
proud to invite you to attend the 17th Annual Conference on Hunger
and Homelessness at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland from
October 29-31st. The Conference will kick off a year of action and
set the national priorities for the student movement to end hunger
and homelessness.

As students face a world filled with the challenges of global
conflict, disappearing jobs, skyrocketing education costs, and
increasing poverty in America, action is more crucial now than ever.
Just this past year alone, the national poverty rate rose to 12.5
percent, an incredible 35.9 million people, up from 12.1 percent in
2002- but instead of acting to solve these problems, the federal
government is making unprecedented cuts to housing and homeless
assistance programs, leaving food pantries and homeless shelters
struggling to meet the increasing need. Student action is imperative
in the form of not only volunteer power, but educating the public,
and pushing for government action to address these problems. By
attending the conference, you will learn and strengthen the skills it
takes to make an impact, and become part of the movement to create a
society that demands that we make ending hunger and homelessness a
national priority.

Conference highlights include the following:
Keynote Address by Jonathan Kozol, author of several books
including Rachel and Her Children, Savage Inequalities, Amazing
Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation, and
Ordinary Resurrections.
Informative issue-based panel discussions, including International
Hunger and Poverty: The Impacts of Fair Trade and Globalization and
The Root Causes of Homelessness and Lack of Housing
More than 60 skill and issue based workshops covering all facets of
hunger and homelessness
The Faces of Homelessness panel featuring currently and formerly
homeless people
Opportunities and Action Fair with dozens of national and local
organizations represented

Don't miss this amazing event that will unite hundreds of student
leaders focused on Setting National Priorities and Building a
Movement to End Hunger and Homelessness!

Register today at www.studentsagainsthunger.org!

Bethany Shaw
Field Organizer
National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness
1-800-664-8647


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