Fw: International Women's Day in Berkeley- Ending hunger starts with women
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From: D Thayer <thayerd@...>
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Subject: International Women's Day in Berkeley- Ending hunger starts with women
Hello,I'm a local volunteer with the SF Bay Area Oxfam Action Corps. Since the National Peace Corps Association is partnering with Oxfam America to highlight food security issues, I wanted to let you know about an event we're hosting next Tuesday in Berkeley. Since this event may be of interest to your members, please feel free to pass along the info and invitation.Thank you,Desiree Thayer---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bay Area Oxfam Action Corps <oxfam.sf@...>
Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 12:31 PM
Subject: Invite Reminder & More Event Partners Announced
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March 8th, 2011, marks the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day and we hope you will join us at a very special event called "Ending Hunger Starts with Women."
WHEN: Tuesday, March 8th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
WHERE: The David Brower Center, Goldman Theater and Gallery
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
6:30 to 7:10 pm: Informational networking reception in the gallery where guests can enjoy sustainable appetizers, organic wine and fair trade tea and coffee, while mingling with local luminaries and browsing informational tables featuring local non-profits.
7:10 to 8:30 pm: The evening will continue in the Goldman Theater with short films and a presentation from special guest Ms. Prak Souern, a rice farmer and community leader from Cambodia, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with some of the Bay Area's pioneers for ethical change, food experts, and leaders in business and government.
Special guests include:
___________________________________________This event is the beginning of a dialogue about food justice in its global dimensions. We don't expect to arrive at all the answers in one night, but it's urgent that we further the conversation. There is something drastically wrong when nearly 1 billion people in the world are chronically hungry. And most of them - 3 out of 5 - are involved in food production, either by farming, fishing or herding. Women are the majority of farmers in this context, and so shoulder the added burden of gender inequality.
There is something wrong when our US cities have pockets of so-called 'food deserts' where people of limited income cannot easily access affordable healthy food. And there is something wrong when the food we do eat today depletes our natural resources for tomorrow because of unsustainable practices.
But it does not need to be this way. We can embrace solutions and a smarter, fairer food economy. So join us, at what promises to be a fun, uplifting and enlightening event, and find out how we can choose better ways to eat and grow our food, and at the same time advocate so that people worldwide have the rights and the resources to do the same.
The Oxfam Action Corps is a volunteer initiative of Oxfam America in key cities nationwide to inform, inspire and mobilize public support for policies to create solutions to hunger, poverty & social injustice.The Bay Area Oxfam Action Corps