"Fighting Global Hunger in a World of Plenty: A Grassroots Approach" - Ruth W. Messinger, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow"Fighting Global Hunger in a World of Plenty: A Grassroots Approach" - Ruth W. Messinger, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellowhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/96362KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2009-10-08T16:30:002009-10-08T18:00:00
October 8, 4:30PM–6:00PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Talk by Ruth W. Messinger, president of the American Jewish World Service
As part of the President’s Social Justice Speaker Series, the Provost’s Office and Center for Peace & Global Citizenship present a talk by Ruth W. Messinger, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. Ruth W. Messinger is the president of American Jewish World Service, an international development organization providing support to more than 350 grassroots social change projects in 39 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She will give a talk entitled “Fighting Global Hunger in a World of Plenty: A Grassroots Approach”.
A reception will be held in the KINSC Rotunda at 4:00 P.M.
AJWS is a nonprofit organization that provides financial support, technical assistance, emergency relief, and skilled volunteers to grassroots NGOs in the developing world. These groups are involved in community building, sustainable agriculture, education, health, economic development, women's empowerment, and civil society work in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, and Ukraine. Under Ruth Messinger's leadership, AJWS is expanding its scope and visibility and creating new service, education, and outreach programs. Ms. Messinger previously spent 20 years in public service in New York City and was the first woman to secure the Democratic Party nomination for Mayor. Ms. Messinger is a social worker by professional training and an active member of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism. In November 2001, she was named one of the Forward newspaper's "50 Most Influential Jews of the Year."
Topics: Direct technical assistance and American volunteerism in grassroots groups working on sustainable development and institution building in the developing world, Russia, and Ukraine; international aid and development issues surrounding the AIDS crisis in Africa
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