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Bread for the World, Rick Steves Team Up in Seattle For "A New Day: Reintroducing America to the World"

March 4, 2009

WHAT:    

Bread for the World and Rick Steves will host a FREE public forum, “A New Day: Reintroducing America to the World,” featuring three prominent advocates for reducing global poverty. The 90-minute forum, to be offered twice, will focus on how Americans can help the world’s desperately poor people, even as we face an economic crisis at home.

Prior to the Saturday event at St. Mark’s Cathedral, there will be a Bread for the World Offering of Letters workshop. The workshop will provide in-depth training for churches and individuals on how to conduct a letter-writing campaign.

 

WHEN and WHERE:

Friday, March 20, 7:00 p.m.,
Trinity Lutheran Church
6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood

Saturday, March 21, 12:00 noon,
St. Mark’s Cathedral
1245 10th Ave. E, Seattle

Saturday, March 21, Offering of Letters workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

 

RSVP: www.bread.org/events

 

 

WHO:      

 

Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and former World Bank economist 

Rick Steves, best-selling author, producer and host of "Travel with Rick Steves"

Mercy Karanja, Gates Foundation agricultural development expert and farmer from Kenya

 

WHY:

 

New political leadership is taking the helm in Washington amid the throes of global economic turmoil. A new president and a new Congress present a rare opportunity for America to restore the United States' role as a leader in creating a better, safer world. Perspectives from a farmer, a traveler and a preacher economist will shape a discussion on America's new role in the global neighborhood.

  

CONTACTS:

Shawnda Hines, for Bread for the World

shines@bread.org (202) 509-3674

 

Ashley Sytsma, for Rick Steves

ashley@ricksteves.com (425) 608-4293

 

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Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

Media Contact:

Fito Moreno, Interim Media Relations Manager, 202-688-1138

 

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