Emerson Keynote Speaker at ‘Faces Of Hunger’ Program

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 9, 2006ᾰThe Faces of Hunger, an experiential learning program focusing on hunger throughout the world, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 6 in the University Center Ballroom at Southeast Missouri State University. Meals of varying types and portions will be served to illustrate the problem of world hunger. The Honorable Jo Ann Emerson, U.S. Representative for the 8th Congressional District of Missouri, a board member of Bread for the World (BFW), will be the keynote speaker. Max Finberg, director of the Alliance to End Hunger, also will speak and introduce U.S. Rep. Emerson. At the conclusion of the evening, an invitation will be extended to write letters to legislators encouraging policies which will lead to an end of hunger throughout the United States and the world. 

Finberg is the director of the Alliance to End Hunger, a non-profit organization that engages diverse institutions in building the public will to end hunger, both in the United States and worldwide. Finberg also founded and directed the Mickey Leland and Bill Emerson Hunger Fellows Program for the Congressional Hunger Center. He graduated from Tufts in 1992 and holds a master’s degree in social ethics from Howard Divinity School. Finberg has worked as a special assistant to Ambassador Tony Hall, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome. Prior to joining the State Department, Finberg worked on Capitol Hill as a senior legislative assistant when Hall was a member of Congress.

Tickets are available at Southeast Bookstore. Tickets are $3 for students and $7 for the general public.

Sponsors of the event include the College of Health and Human Services and the Department of Human Environmental Studies at Southeast, and Bread for the World (BFW), an advocacy group established to end hunger, Catholic Campus Ministry, Wesley House United Methodist Campus Ministry and the Baptist Student Center.

For more information, contact Dr. Anne Marietta in the Department of Human Environmental Studies at (573) 651-2733 or Scott Moon, coordinator of BFW in the 8th Congressional District of Missouri, at (573) 332-8275.