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Workshops

Sunday, June 12, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

 

Worth a Thousand Words: Amplify Your Message with Multimedia

Room: Mary Graydon Center (MGC) 203/205

Got a digital camera, FlipCam, or just a computer? Then you’ve got a myriad of ways to communicate with your faith community about hunger and poverty issues. Participants will leave with at least three ways of engaging their community through photography, video, and audio.

Speakers:
Laura Elizabeth Pohl, multimedia manager, Bread for the World
Jim Stipe, photo editor, Catholic Relief Services, and former Bread for the World organizer

 

Doing More with 1 Percent

Room: School of International Service (SIS) Auditorium (SIS Atrium/Founders Room)

Did you know that less than 1 percent of our federal budget goes to foreign assistance programs that help hungry and poor people? This workshop will help you better understand U.S. foreign assistance, the policy implications around aid effectiveness and congressional priorities, and how foreign assistance fits into this debate. You’ll gain the tools you need to become strong advocates for effective policies and funding that address global hunger and poverty.

Speakers:
Porter Kyle DeLaney, founding partner, Kyle House Group
Martin Bayr, partner, Kyle House Group
Larry Nowels, consultant, U.S. policy director for ONE
Erin Kolodjeski, professional member of the House Appropriations State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee
Liz Marcey, policy analyst, Bread for the World

 

The Federal Budget: Why it Matters to Hungry and Poor People

Room: SIS 120

The federal budget decisions currently before Congress pose the largest threats to programs for hungry and poor people we’ve seen in decades. This workshop will give you a thorough background on the budget debates over deficits, the debt ceiling, federal spending, and the serious implications for hungry and poor people.

Speakers:
Joan Huffer, director of the Federal Budget Initiative, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Deborah Weinstein, executive director, Coalition for Human Needs
John Hill, director for Economic and Environmental Justice, United Methodist General Board of Church and Society
Jeff Ziarko, senior economic policy advisor to Congressman Sander Levin
Monica Mills, director of government relations, Bread for the World
Amelia Kegan, policy analyst, Bread for the World

 

The Tipping Point: Strategies to Mobilize Your Community

Room: SIS 333

This interactive workshop equips you with tools and techniques to make hunger advocacy stand out amidst social justice causes. We’ll show how using humor, appealing to people’s senses, and being outright sneaky can help deliver our messages more powerfully. We’ll also include strategies to reach more people, make your message stick, craft more effective promotional material, and ultimately reach the tipping point where hunger advocacy takes off in your community.

Speakers:
David Gist, California regional organizer, Bread for the World
Jon Gromek, North Central Region field organizer, Bread for the World

 

How NOT to Use the Bible: Hunger, Scripture, and Advocacy

Room: SIS 300

What is the biblical basis for Bread’s effort to end hunger? Join us to discuss Scriptural themes that guide Bread for the World’s work—themes you can share with your congregation, campus, and community groups in your antihunger advocacy.

Speakers:
Rev. Gary Cook, director of church relations, Bread for the World
Margaret Mary Kimmins, Catholic church relations, Bread for the World
Zach Schmidt, Central Midwest field organizer, Bread for the World

 

The Bread Revolution Will Be Tweeted

Room: SIS 355

We hear stories every day about the power of social media. How can we harness this power in our advocacy to end hunger? This workshop will equip you with strategies for using social media—such as Twitter and Facebook—to organize for Bread in your communities.

Speakers:
Holly Hight, California field organizer, Bread for the World
Robin Stephenson, Western region field organizer, Bread for the World

 

African-Americans for Africa: A Family Matter

Room: Mary Graydon Center (MGC) 200

The American Black church has been ministering in Africa for more than 150 years. How can we deepen our shared voice through mission, service, and advocacy? Learn how African-American congregations can be particularly effective in advocating for poverty-focused foreign assistance for Africa.

Speakers:
Derrick Boykin, African-American leadership outreach, Bread for the World
Shirley Reed, first vice president, Women’s Missionary Society, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington Conference
Don diXon Williams, African-American church relations, Bread for the World

 

Linking Poverty and Migration: A Look at Mexico

Room: SIS 233

About 60 percent of all unauthorized immigrants to the United States come from Mexico. Why? Poverty, inequality, and rural underdevelopment are a few reasons. This workshop looks how immigration reform efforts can address the root causes of unauthorized immigration in rural Mexico. Discussions include both a policy overview and examples of pioneering faith-based projects to help Mexicans survive on their land.

Speakers:
Andrew Wainer, immigration policy analyst, Bread for the World Institute
Mary DeLorey, Catholic Relief Services
Jose Luis Gutierrez, associate director, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities
Ivone Guillen, immigration policy fellow, Bread for the World Institute

 

Building the Grassroots Movement to End Hunger

Room: SIS 102

This workshop will jump-start efforts to build Bread teams across the country, giving you the inspiration, practical skills, tools, and support to successfully build a Bread team in your area. Come and build relationships with fellow team leaders—and with your Bread organizers!

Speakers:
LaVida Davis, Central Midwest field organizer, Bread for the World
Matt Newell-Ching, Western region field organizer, Bread for the World

 

Sunday, June 12, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

Beyond Soup Kitchens: Engage Your Church in Long-Term Solutions

Room: SIS 113

This workshop will provide a breadbasket full of tools, tips, and practical strategies for deepening your congregation’s commitment to ending hunger and strengthening their support for advocacy. For members from longtime Bread Covenant churches as well as churches newly exploring hunger ministries.

Speakers:
Gary Cook, director of church relations, Bread for the World
Tammy Walhof, Upper Midwest and Plains senior regional organizer, Bread for the World

 

Worth a Thousand Words: Amplify Your Message with Multimedia

Room: MGC 203/205

Got a digital camera, FlipCam, or just a computer? Then you’ve got a myriad of ways to communicate with your faith community about hunger and poverty issues. Participants will leave with at least three ways of engaging their community through photography, video, and audio.

Speakers:
Laura Elizabeth Pohl, multimedia manager, Bread for the World
Jim Stipe, photo editor, Catholic Relief Services, and former Bread for the World organizer

 

JustFaith: A Tool for Advocacy Success

Room: SIS 233

The partnership between Bread for the World and JustFaith Ministries is producing new and stronger activists as well as new Bread members. Learn how JustFaith resources can deepen your commitment to justice ministries and strengthen your work to end hunger.

Speakers:
Mary Wright, JustFaith Ministries
Robin Stephenson, Western region field organizer, Bread for the World
Carlos Navarro, activist, Bread for the World

 

The Campus Bakery

Room: SIS 333

Students: Learn about tools and resources you can use on campus to take action—and urge other students to take action. In this workshop, you’ll share creative ideas, connect with other students, and brainstorm ways to make lasting change for hungry and poor people.

Speakers:
David Maus, Upper Midwest and Plains field organizer, Bread for the World
Jennifer Fraser, organizing associate, Bread for the World

 

Building the Grassroots Movement to End Hunger

Room: SIS 355

This workshop will jump-start efforts to build Bread teams across the country, giving you the inspiration, practical skills, tools, and support to successfully build a Bread team in your area. Come and build relationships with fellow team leaders—and with your Bread organizers!

Speakers:
LaVida Davis, Central Midwest field organizer, Bread for the World
Matt Newell-Ching, Western region field organizer, Bread for the World

 

Bread for the World in Latino Communities

Room: SIS 300

Workshop leaders will provide a general overview of the Latino community in the United States and the important role they play in advocacy for hungry people. Come and hear examples of successful letter-writing efforts in Latino churches, and discuss tools for getting your church and community involved in Bread’s Offering of Letters.

Speakers:
Ricardo Moreno, Latino outreach, Bread for the World
Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president, National Latino Evangelical Coalition

 

Sabbath Economics: Making Personal Financial Choices

Room: MGC 200

Bring your heart and head together to make soul-enriching decisions about money. Reflect on God’s economy and learn how a “Household Sabbath Economics Covenant” might be just what you’ve been seeking.

Speakers:
Ched Myers, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries
Mike Troutman, Midwest donor relations, Bread for the World

 

Faithful Politics: Church and State

Room: SIS 102

Separation of church and state does NOT prohibit you from advocacy or good stewardship of your citizenship. This workshop will help you understand more clearly the possibilities and issues related to engaging churches in advocacy, education, voting, and interacting with political candidates.

Speaker:
K. Holly Hollman, general counsel, Baptist Joint Committee

 

Doing More with 1 Percent

Room: SIS Auditorium (SIS Atrium/Founders Room)

Did you know that less than 1 percent of our federal budget goes to foreign assistance programs that help hungry and poor people? This workshop will help you better understand U.S. foreign assistance, the policy implications around aid effectiveness and congressional priorities, and how foreign assistance fits into this debate. You’ll gain the tools you need to become strong advocates for effective policies and funding that address global hunger and poverty.

Speakers:
Porter Kyle DeLaney, founding partner, Kyle House Group
Martin Bayr, partner, Kyle House Group
Larry Nowels, consultant, U.S. policy director for ONE
Erin Kolodjeski, professional member of the House Appropriations State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee
Liz Marcey, policy analyst, Bread for the World

 

The Federal Budget: Why it Matters to Hungry and Poor People

Room: SIS 120

The federal budget decisions currently before Congress pose the largest threats to programs for hungry and poor people we’ve seen in decades. This workshop will give you a thorough background on the budget debates over deficits, the debt ceiling, federal spending, and the serious implications for hungry and poor people.

Speakers:
Joan Huffer, director of the Federal Budget Initiative, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Deborah Weinstein, executive director, Coalition for Human Needs
John Hill, director for Economic and Environmental Justice, United Methodist General Board of Church and Society
Jeff Ziarko, senior economic policy advisor to Congressman Sander Levin
Monica Mills, director of government relations, Bread for the World
Amelia Kegan, policy analyst, Bread for the World

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