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Bread for the World Institute Hosts High-Level Meeting Among African-American Leaders to Advocate for African Development

Washington, DC, November 14, 2012

WHAT: Bread for the World Institute’s African-American Voices for Africa Meeting, and panel discussion


WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET


WHERE: Bread for the World offices

 425 3rd Street SW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20024


WHO: Dr. Iva Carruthers of the Samuel DeWitt Proctors Conference; Dr. Riggins Earl of the Interdenominational Theological Center; Bishop Ronald Cunningham of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church; Rev. Nicholas Richards of the National Baptist Convention, USA; Rev. Gary Cook and Rev. Derrick Boykin of Bread for the World; and Faustine Wabwire of  Bread for the World Institute

WHY: Bread for the World Institute is hosting a group of approximately 30 African-American religious leaders in Washington, D.C., to discuss African development and U.S. poverty-focused foreign assistance.  African-American Voices for Africa is an ecumenical movement comprised of denominational heads, bishops, pastors, and executive ministers from across the United States who speak with one voice for the empowerment of Africa and for policies that eradicate hunger, poverty, and disease. The group will meet with members of Congress and high-level U.S. government officials. Leaders from African Monitor will join the discussion via Skype. African Monitor, based in South Africa, is an independent African body that monitors development funding commitments, funding delivery, and funding effects on grassroots communities.


“We need courageous African-American leaders to advocate for and shape U.S. poverty-focused foreign assistance to effectively reduce hunger and poverty in Africa,” said Rev. Derrick Boykin, associate for African-American leadership outreach at Bread for the World.


Breakfast and lunch will be served. RSVP to Racine Tucker-Hamilton at 202-688-1138 or rhamilton@bread.org

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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