The deadline to guarantee lunch at the 2012 Critical Issues Seminar has been extended to April 12. This year’s seminar, Eating Well for Ourselves, For Our Neighbors, For Our Planet, takes place on April 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem. The event offers a series of workshops focused on food as a social justice issue.
During lunch, Congresswoman Eva Clayton will speak about world hunger. Clayton, a Presbyterian lay person and first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress from North Carolina, spent three years as Assistant Director-General and Special Adviser to the Director-General for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome. In that post, Clayton helped to establish national alliances and partnerships in more than 24 countries to fight hunger and poverty.
An optional add-on event takes place after the seminar with a meal-packaging through Raleigh-based Stop Hunger Now. Volunteers will have the opportunity to package dehydrated, high protein, and highly nutritious meals to be used in crisis situations and in school feeding programs for schools and orphanages in developing countries around the world.
The cost of the Seminar is $25 for most participants, $14 for students. The optional meal-packaging is an additional $25 to help defray Stop Hunger Now’s costs.
–Aleta Payne, Development and Communications