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  1. 1. aplaceatthetableBread forthe worlds 2013 National GatheringThe Mead Center forAmerican Theater • Washington, DC • June 8-11,“The Lord Almighty will preparea feast of rich food for all peoples….”—Isaiah 25:6LauraElizabethPohl/BreadfortheWorld
  2. 2. 22Share your experience during the National GatheringLet your friends and family know what you are learning byspreading the word: live-tweet workshops, share pictureson Facebook, and stay connected to new friends throughsocial media. We hope you will “like” Bread for the World’sFacebook page (, wherewe will be posting pictures, blog posts, and other informationthroughout the National Gathering and Lobby Day. Ifyou are on Twitter, follow @bread4theworld and join theconversation; share your Gathering experiences by using thehashtag #BreadRising.If you have questions during the Gathering, feel free tocontact us through Twitter or Facebook and we will do ourbest to assist you.If you’re participating in Lobby Day on June 11, please checkyour Lobby Day packet for tips on using social mediato enhance your advocacy efforts and engage yourmembers of Congress.Wifi at the Mead CenterUse the following username andpassword to connect to the Internetwhile you are at the Mead Centerduring Bread for the World’s2013 National Gathering:username:breadfortheworldpassword:endhungerBread for the World andBread for the World Institutethank Xerox Corporation forgenerously printing materialsfor the 2013 NationalGathering and SustainingPolitical Commitmentto Scaling Up NutritionConference.#BreadRisingBread for the World • 425 3rd Street, SW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20024 • 202-639-9400For more information about Bread for the World or the National Gathering, visit
  3. 3. 3June 8, 2013Dear Participants,For Bread for the World’s 2013 National Gathering, we chose “A Placeat the Table” as our theme, reinforcing the focus of our 2013 Offeringof Letters, which calls on our leaders to ensure a place at the table forhungry people.The table is a powerful symbol of community. We eat, play games, dis-cuss family budgets, work on projects, plan the future, and regularly gather to relax around tables. Throughoutthe Bible, we are assured that there is a place at God’s abundant table for all.We promise you serious work around the various tables at the 2013 National Gathering, as we expand our under-standing of and make new commitments toward ending hunger. But we also promise you enjoyment, as you takepart in energizing activities.On Saturday afternoon, in a preconference workshop, Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr. will lead a homiletics workshopfor pastors. At that same time, other Gathering participants are invited to view A Place at the Table, a powerful,new documentary about the persistence of and solutions to hunger in the United States. Bread for the World hashelped shape the film and bring it to screens across the country.That evening, we will stage a one-night performance of Lazarus. This is a revival of the musical originally con-ceived by Bread pioneer Rev. Joel Underwood in the 1980s. The words have remained the same, but the musicalarrangements have been updated. This enduring story has been a mainstay of educational efforts by our memberchurches.We will mark all 2013 National Gathering events with worship and music—from the opening worship on June 9 atthe Capitol Skyline Hotel to the closing worship on June 11 in Room 345 of the Cannon House Office Building.As in 2011, we will join more than 150 international experts and civil society leaders to examine progress in sus-taining political commitments to scaling up nutrition. Robert E. Black, M.D., of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Schoolof Public Health, will brief us on the results of new studies on maternal and child nutrition, which the eminentjournal Lancet is releasing the week of the Gathering. With our partners at InterAction, we will also be announcingsubstantial new commitments for maternal and child nutrition projects worldwide.You will see tables everywhere in our gathering space. Use them to catch up with old friends and make new ones.Pray for hungry and poor people. Sign the presidential petition to end hunger. Write letters to your members ofCongress. Strategize about how we can ensure a place for hungry and poor people at God’s abundant table. Makeplans to attend the 2014 National Gathering, when we will celebrate a special year of thanksgiving.I thank you for your advocacy efforts to end hunger and poverty.God’s blessings and peace be upon you.David BeckmannPresident, Bread for the World
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  5. 5. 5Table of ContentsWelcome to the National Gathering................................................................................................................................ 3Mayor’s Proclamation........................................................................................................................................................... 4About Bread for the World................................................................................................................................................. 6Schedule at a Glance............................................................................................................................................................. 7Special Events......................................................................................................................................................................... 9Homiletics Workshop: Preaching to End Hunger................................................................................................ 9Movie Matinee: A Place at the Table............................................................................................................................ 9Lazarus: The Musical......................................................................................................................................................10A Place at the Table: Bread for the World’s 2013 Offering of Letters..................................................................10General Sessions and Plenary Descriptions................................................................................................................. 11Workshop Descriptions...................................................................................................................................................... 14Presenter Biographies.........................................................................................................................................................18Bread’s Legacy of Hope.....................................................................................................................................................29Worship Information..........................................................................................................................................................30Tuesday, June 11: Lobby DayLobby Day Introduction....................................................................................................................................................32Lobby Day Schedule...........................................................................................................................................................33Visiting Your Members of Congress..............................................................................................................................34How a Bill Becomes a Law................................................................................................................................................36Getting Around Capitol Hill............................................................................................................................................38Infographic: Federal Programs Provide Most Food Assistance.............................................................................39Infographic: The High Cost of Sequestration.............................................................................................................39SupplementsTransportation and Emergency Information..............................................................................................................42Metro Map.............................................................................................................................................................................43Capital Skyline Hotel Courtesy Shuttle Information................................................................................................44Driving Directions to Capitol Skyline Hotel................................................................................................................45Floor Plan of the Mead Center........................................................................................................................................49Neighborhood Map.............................................................................................................................................................50During the 2013 National Gathering, Bread for the World Institute conference, and Lobby Day,several Bread and media photographers and videographers will be documenting events.
  6. 6. 6Bread forthe WorldWHOBread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’sdecision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies,programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, weprovide help and opportunity far beyond the communities where we live.WHYGod’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors, whether theylive in the next house, in the next state, or on the next continent. Food is abasic need, and it is unjust that so many people do not have enough to eat.We can end hunger in our time. Everyone, including our government, must work together. With the stroke of apen, policies are made that redirect millions of dollars and affect millions of lives. By making our voices heard inCongress, we make our nation’s laws more fair and compassionate to people in need.HOWBread for the World members write personal letters and email messages and call their representatives inCongress. We also meet with our representatives, either in their local offices or in Congress. Working through ourchurches, campuses, and other organizations, we engage more people in advocacy. Each year, Bread for the Worldinvites churches across the country to take up a nationwide Offering of Letters to Congress on an issue that isimportant to hungry people.Bread for the World has two affiliate organizations. Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis onhunger and strategies to end it. The Alliance to End Hunger engages diverse institutions in building the politicalcommitment needed to end hunger at home and abroad. Hunger is not a partisan issue, and Bread for the Worldworks in a nonpartisan way. It enjoys the support of many different Christian denominations, church agencies,and local congregations. Bread for the World also collaborates with other organizations to build the politicalcommitment needed to overcome hunger and poverty.WHATBread for the World has a remarkable record of success in Congress, often winning far-reaching victories despitethe partisan gridlock. In 2012, for example, members of Bread for the World were influential in seeing thatCongress made no major cuts to programs for hungry and poor people, despite continued budget threats. Breadmembers also convinced Congress to extend tax credits for low-income people in 2012.Bread for the World is now urging advocates to write letters to Congress to ensure adequate funding for programsthat help hungry and poor people. We are also asking advocates to sign our petition to President Barack Obamaasking him to work with Congress on a plan to end hunger. Your letters and signature are needed.
  7. 7. 7Saturday, June 8n Registration2 p.m. – 9 p.m.Mead Center: Grand Lobbyn Preaching to End Hunger: Homiletics Workshopwith Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr.3 p.m. – 5 p.m.Mead Center: Mac Halln Movie MatineeA Place at the Table3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Mead Center: Kogod Cradlen Lazarus: The Musical7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Mead Center: Kreeger Theatern ReceptionIn Honor of Rev. Joel Underwood and Dr. WilliamCummings II8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.Mead Center: Grand Lobby, Catwalk Café, and TerraceSunday, June 9n Registration8 a.m. – 6 p.m.Mead Center: Grand Lobbyn Opening Plenary and Worship10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Capitol Skyline Hotel: Hall of Statesn Brunch11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.Capitol Skyline Hotel: Hall of Statesn General SessionEnding Hunger1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Mead Center: Fichandler Stagen Workshops3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Mead Center and St. Augustine Episcopal Church: Seepages 14 and 15 for descriptions and exact locations.n Dinner and Awards Presentation in Honor ofDr. Ron Sider5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.Mead Center: Catwalk Café and Terracen General SessionConversation with the Stars7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.Mead Center: Fichandler StageMonday, June 10n Registration8 a.m. – 6 p.m.Mead Center: Grand Lobbyn Breakfast7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Mead Center: Catwalk Cafén General SessionSustaining Political Commitment to Scaling UpNutrition8:30 a.m. – noonMead Center: Fichandler Stagen Lunch (By Regional Hubs)noon – 1:30 p.m.Mead CenterScheduleataGlance To find meeting spaces, please refer to maps on pages 49 and 50or ask a direction assistant in the Mead Center, Grand Lobby.
  8. 8. 8n Workshops1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Mead Center and St. Augustine Episcopal Church: Seepages 15-17 for descriptions and exact locations.n General SessionWe Can Move Congress3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Mead Center: Fichandler Stagen Joint Reception for the 2013 National Gatheringand “Sustaining Political Commitment to ScalingUp Nutrition”6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.Mead Center: Catwalk Café and TerraceTuesday, June 11Lobby Dayn Registration8 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.Mead Center: Grand Lobbyn Breakfast8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Mead Center: Grand Lobbyn Lobby Day Opening Welcome and Prayer8:45 a.m. – 9 a.m.Mead Center: Fichandler Stagen Legislative Briefing9 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.Mead Center: Fichandler Stagen Regional Caucuses and Lunch (See Lobby Day packet)11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Mead Centern Depart for Capitol Hill12:30 p.m. (and ongoing throughout the afternoon)Shuttle buses in front of Mead Centern House and Senate Lobby Visits1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.House and Senate Office Buildingsn Lobby Day Reception and Awards Ceremony5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.Cannon Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Buildingn Closing Worship7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.Cannon Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Buildingn Return to Mead Center or Capitol Skyline Hotel8 p.m. (and ongoing until 10 p.m.)Constituency Group ConversationsDuring the Gathering, several groups will gatherfor conversations about how their interests connectwith Bread for the World’s advocacy efforts. You arewelcome to join in one of the following conversations:Those interested in African-American Voicesfor Africa, a network of African-American churchleaders advocating for sustainable development inAfrica, will gather for dessert and conversation in theMead Center’s Molly Study following the Monday, June10 evening reception.Evangelical participants are invited to join aninformal breakfast conversation at 7:30 a.m. on Monday,June 10 in the Ammerman Hall at the Mead Center.Breakfast will be available in the meeting room.Those interested in the Foods Resource Bank,which supports small holder agricultural developmentoverseas by organizing growing projects in the UnitedStates, will gather for a Sunday, June 9 lunch at noon inAmmerman Hall at the Mead Center.A lunch conversation with Latino church leaderswill be held Sunday, June 9 at noon in the Catwalk Caféat the Mead Center.Representatives of Bread for the World partnerdenominations will be meeting with participantsfrom their denominations at 5:35 p.m. on Sunday, June9, inviting the group to sit together during the eveningmeal. Watch for an announcement of denominationnames and meeting places.
  9. 9. 9Special Eventsn Preaching to End Hunger: A Homiletics WorkshopRev. Dr. James Forbes Jr.June 8, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.Mead Center: Mac HallRev. Dr. James Forbes Jr.—whom Newsweek recognized as one of the“12 most effective preachers”—will lead pastors in exploring ways to moreeffectively incorporate the call to end hunger into their sermons.Dr. Forbes is the Harry Emerson Fosdick distinguished professor at theUnion Theological Seminary in New York. He is also the senior ministeremeritus of Riverside Church, where he served from 1989 to 2007. He wasthe first African-American minister to lead this interdenominational andmulticultural congregation.Before being called to Riverside Church, Forbes spent 15 years as aprofessor of preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.Because of his extensive career and his charismatic style, Rev. Forces is oftenintroduced as the preacher’s preacher.This workshop is open to pastors and others who preach on hunger, but pre-registration is required.n Movie Matinee: A Place at the TableJune 8, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Kogod Cradle, Mead CenterHow is it that people in this country, the world’s richest, continue to gohungry? The new documentary A Place at the Table reveals the stress of hungeron members of three working-poor American families. Their stories revealthe depth of the hunger crisis in the United States, the factors that drive it,and how to end it. As the film illustrates, we made progress against hunger inAmerica in the past, and we can do it again.The movie has received critical acclaim. The Washington Post writes that APlace at the Table “has a tone of intelligent, if subdued outrage. It deserves to beseen.” The San Francisco Chronicle writes, “What makes the movie compellingis its focus on a handful of victims, who make the statistics painfully real.”Three years ago, Bread for the World invested in the film through thegenerosity of one of its long-time members. The film was eventually sold toParticipant Media and is now distributed by Magnolia Pictures. Bread for the World continues its partnershipwith the producers and with Participant Media through the movie’s national social action campaign.This matinee is free and open to the public.
  10. 10. 10n Lazarus: The MusicalJune 8, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Kreeger Theater, Mead CenterDessert Reception followsThis musical is based on Jesus’ parable of the rich man, Dives, and thebeggar, Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)—a story as relevant today as it was 2,000 yearsago. In life, Lazarus begs that he be fed, even if just the scraps from the tableof the rich man. Dives ignores Lazarus’ suffering. When Lazarus dies, he isbrought into heaven. But when Dives dies, he finds himself in hell, beggingLazarus to bring him water.Lutheran theologian Helmut Gollwitzer (1908-1993), writes in his book, TheRich Christians and Poor Lazarus, that this parable is meant to wake up those whoare well off: “It is addressed exclusively to the rich man. It is not meant to consolethe poor with the hope of recompense beyond the grave, but to warn the rich ofdamnation and to incite them to hear and act in this world.”Rev. Joel Underwood, one of the pioneer staff members of Bread for the World, wrote and composed the originalmusical in the 1980s. Louise F. Carlson and Sam V. Nickels, also among Bread’s earliest supporters, arranged theoriginal words and music.A year ago, Bread commissioned Dr. William Cummings II to write new arrangements for Lazarus, retaining theoriginal melodies and words. Tonight’s performance is the premiere of this new version.The Saturday evening presentation of Lazarus is completely sold out, but those without tickets are welcome to viewa simulcast of the performance in the Kogod Cradle.n A Place at the Table: Bread for the World’s 2013 Offering of LettersThroughout the 2013 National Gathering, June 8-11, and throughout the113thCongressWhen people find fellowship, unity, or accord, it is around a table. Jesusgathered his closest disciples at a table for a last supper before his death andresurrection. The communion of that event is repeated throughout the worldeach week, inviting all to join Jesus at a shared table.This year, we ask that you help create room for hungry and poor people atGod’s abundant table through two simple acts:• Petition President Obama to set a goal and work with Congress to endhunger in the United States and abroad• Write letters to your representative and senators in Congress askingthem to protect programs vital to hungry and poor peopleAt the back of this binder is a copy of a petition to President Obama. Ifyou have not done so, sign the petition. If you have already signed it, ask yourfriends to add their names. Our target is 100,000 signatures; we are currently at 20,000.You will also find the most current sample letter for the 2013 Offering of Letters. Write your members of Congress today.Please bring your letter and petitions to the Sunday morning worship service, where they will be received as ouroffering.Thank you!
  11. 11. 11General Sessionand PlenaryDescriptionsHost: Eric Mitchell, director of government relations, Bread for the WorldMusic Leader: Tracy Howe Wispelwey, Restoration Village ArtsSaturday, June 8Pre-Gathering Optionsn Preaching to End HungerHomiletics Workshop with Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr.Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr.—whom Newsweek recognized as one of the “12 most effective preachers”—will lead pastorsin exploring ways to more effectively incorporate the call to end hunger into their sermons.3 p.m. – 5 p.m.Mead Center: Mac Halln Movie MatineeA Place at the TableHow is it that people in this country, the world’s richest, continue to go hungry? The new documentary A Place atthe Table reveals the stress of hunger on members of three working-poor American families. Their stories reveal thedepth of the hunger crisis in the United States, the factors that drive it, and how to end it.3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Mead Center: Kogod Cradlen A Bread for the World ProductionLazarus: The MusicalWelcome by Sandra Joireman, board chair, Bread for the WorldThis production brings to life Jesus’ parable of the rich man, Dives, and the beggar, Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)—astory as relevant today as it was 2,000 years ago. The musical was conceived in the 1980s by Rev. Joel Underwood,with assistance from Louise F. Carlson and Sam V. Nickels. Dr. William Cummings II created and produced newarrangements for this premiere of the renewed Lazarus.7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Mead Center: Kreeger Theatre. Overflow at Kogod Cradle.n Dessert Reception following LazarusIn honor of Rev. Joel Underwood and Dr. William Cummings IIPresentations by Rev. Gary Cook and Bishop Don Williams8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.Mead Center: Grand Lobby, Catwalk Café, and Terrace
  12. 12. 12Sunday, June 9n Opening Plenary and WorshipWe begin the Gathering with worship and praise.10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Skyline Hotel: Hall of StatesWorship leadersRev. Dr. James Forbes Jr., preacherTracy Howe Wispelwey, music leaderAlice Walker Duff, Rev. Suzi Harriff, and Kiara Irvin, liturgical leadersn General SessionEnding HungerThree speakers will inspire and motivate Bread members by tracing the paths that Bread for the World is taking toend hunger within our time.1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Mead Center: Fichandler StageThemesBread Rising: Envisioning a World Without HungerRev. David Beckmann, president, Bread for the WorldImmigration as a Hunger IssueRev. Luis Cortes, president, EsperanzaTestimony from the GrassrootsBeth Bostrom, Hunger Justice Leadern General SessionConversation with the StarsBread for the World’s 2013 Offering of Letters: A Place at the Table, shares the title and message of a major newdocumentary about hunger in America. The film, A Place at the Table, reveals the uncomfortable truth that, despitetheir best efforts, many people go hungry in this land of plenty. In this panel discussion, Kristi Jacobson, one of thefilm’s directors, will be joined by Barbie Izquierdo, Pastor Bob Wilson, and Michaelene Wilson, who were profiledin A Place at the Table. Sharon Thornberry, who wrote a chapter in the companion book, will share her experiencewith hunger and her perspective as a manager of the Oregon Food Bank.7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.Mead Center: Fichandler StageModeratorAdlai Amor, director of communications, Bread for the WorldPanelistsKristi Jacobson, director, A Place at the TableBarbie Izquierdo, Pastor Bob Wilson, Michaelene Wilson, anti-hunger activists profiled inA Place at the TableSharon Thornberry, community food systems manager, Oregon Food Bank; and board member,Bread for the World
  13. 13. 13n General SessionSustaining Political Commitment to Scaling UpNutritionGathering participants will join delegates from aroundthe world to explore and celebrate the movement toscale up nutrition for mothers and children in thecritical 1,000-day window from pregnancy to age 2.This session is being held nearly 1,000 days after theScaling Up Nutrition movement was announced inSeptember 2010, providing an opportunity to lookback at progress made and renew commitments. Seepocket insert for a complete agenda of this important session.9 a.m. – noonMead Center: Fichandler StageMaster of CeremoniesRoger Thurow, author and fellow, ChicagoCouncil for Global AffairsWelcomeDavid Beckmann, president, Bread for theWorldJoe Cahalan, chief operating officer, ConcernWorldwide, U.S.Speakers and FacilitatorsKaosar Afsana, director of health, nutrition,and population; Bangladesh Rural AdvancementCommitteePhilip Barton, deputy head of mission, Embassyof the United KingdomRobert Black, director of the Institute forInternational Programs, Johns Hopkins Schoolof Public Health, author of the Lancet series onmaternal and child nutritionMartin Bloem, senior nutrition advisor, WorldFood ProgrammeJoe Costello, minister of state, Department ofForeign Affairs, Republic of IrelandKeith Hansen, acting vice president and networkhead, Human Development, World BankWilbald Lorri, advisor on nutrition issues, Officeof President Jakaya Kikwete, Republic of TanzaniaCarolyn Miles, chief operating officer, Save theChildrenRose Ndolo, national nutrition coordinator,World Vision, KenyaJoyce Ngegba, program and advocacy manager,Partnership for Nutrition, TanzaniaJuan Carlos Paiz, presidential commissionerfor Guatemala’s Competitiveness, Investment, andMillennium Challenge CorporationRajul Pandya-Lorch, head, 2020 VisionInitiative and chief of staff, International FoodPolicy Research InstituteNina Sardjunani, deputy minister, Indonesia’sMinistry of National Development PlanningRaj Shah, administrator, U.S. Agency forInternational DevelopmentKathy Spahn, chief operating officer, HelenKeller InternationalLucy Sullivan, executive director, 1,000 DaysPartnershipSam Worthington, chief operating officer,InterActionn General SessionWe Can Move CongressBread for the World is a collective Christian voiceurging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger athome and abroad. Speakers during this session willlook at current international and domestic challengesand call us to action.3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Mead Center: Fichandler StageSpeakersRev. John McCullough, president and CEO,Church World ServiceKathy Saile, director of domestic socialdevelopment, U.S. Conference of Catholic BishopsJustin Fast, Hunger Justice LeaderMonday, June 10
  14. 14. 14Workshop DescriptionsSunday, June 9, 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.n Immigration as a Hunger and Poverty IssueMead Center: Mac HallFood—both its production and its scarcity—are tied to immigration. Many of the unauthorized Latino immigrants to theUnited States had previously been small farmers, migrating because of the difficulty of feeding their families in theirhome countries. In the United States, no economic sector is more dependent on immigrant labor than food production.Still, immigrant farm workers disproportionately suffer from food insecurity, finding themselves without sufficient fundsto consistently provide a nutritious meal. In the midst of a historic discussion on immigration reform, this workshop willfocus participants on hunger and poverty as driving forces of immigration and will explore ways that activists can worktoward immigration reform as a means of reducing poverty in the United States and abroad.FacilitatorAndrew Wainer, senior immigration policy analyst, Bread for the WorldPresentersLucas Benitez, co-founder, Coalition of Immokalee WorkersEric Mitchell, director of government relations, Bread for the WorldMyrna Orozco, field director, United We DreamTammy Walhof, senior regional organizer, Bread for the Worldn Foreign Assistance: Exploring Aid EffectivenessMead Center: Molly Study 1Take a deeper look into the U.S. government’s role in alleviating global poverty and our role as citizens. Do wesupport international development efforts through our churches and charities but unknowingly undercut those veryprograms at the ballot box? Does foreign aid create dependency for our brothers and sisters in the global South?Health, agriculture, and trade are critical aspects of development, yet how do we integrate them? This workshopoffers a candid and open opportunity to explore these issues.PresentersDeborah Dortzbach, senior health advisor, World ReliefJ. Christopher Latondresse, advisor at USAID, Center for Faith Based and Community InitiativesRev. Nicta Lubaale, general secretary, Organisation of African Instituted Churches, KenyaFaustine Wabwire, senior foreign assistance policy analyst, Bread for the World Instituten 1,000 Days: The Foundation for LifeMead Center: Molly Study 2What can we do in 1,000 days? By investing in better nutrition for women and children in the critical 1,000 daysbetween a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday, we can save lives, improve the health of women andchildren, increase earning potential for future generations, and help grow the economies of developing countries.Learn about the church’s role in this international movement to promote simple, cost-effective strategies to improvenutrition for young children.PresentersInez Torres Davis, director for justice for women, Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaRev. Nancy Neal, associate for denominational women’s organizations, Bread for the WorldJoylet Genda, health and nutrition manager, Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA),Chikwawa Diocese of MalawiTo find meeting spaces, please refer to maps on pages 49 and 50or ask a direction assistant in the Mead Center, Grand Lobby.
  15. 15. 15n Promoting Faithful Budget Priorities in an Era of Political Brinksmanship and HyperpartisanshipMead Center: Kogod CradleIs our federal system broken? How can we get our message through all the partisan bickering and dysfunction? Whyhas budget negotiation been a headline topic for several years? Join us to discuss how to break through the rhetoricand move the conversation to budget solutions rather than scare tactics.PresentersLarry Hollar, senior regional organizer, Bread for the WorldAmelia Kegan, senior policy analyst, Bread for the Worldn Making Sense of Our Country’s Safety NetSt. Augustine Church, Room 1SNAP… EITC… WIC. Having trouble keeping our nation’s safety net programs straight? Come to this workshop andlearn about federal efforts to mitigate hunger and poverty in the United States. We’ll bust myths and clarify detailsabout the programs for which Bread advocates, focusing on what the programs do, who they serve, and why they work.PresentersChristine Melendez Ashley, policy analyst, Bread for the WorldMatt Newell-Ching, deputy director of organizing, Bread for the Worldn Advocacy in the 21st CenturySt. Augustine Church, Room 2Participants in this workshop will review the tools for organizing power, building influence, and maintainingrelationships with elected officials. Through breakout mini-sessions, participants will be able to self-select the skillsmost appropriate for their settings.PresentersKen Brown, regional organizer, Bread for the WorldRev. LaMarco Cable, deputy director of organizing, Bread for the WorldJon Gromek, regional organizer, Bread for the WorldMatt Gross, deputy director of organizing, Bread for the WorldZach Schmidt, regional organizer, Bread for the WorldRobin Stephenson, senior organizer and national lead for social media, Bread for the WorldMonday, June 10, 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.n Development in Latin America: El Salvador and the United StatesMead Center: Mac HallLearn what steps Latin American governments, nongovernmental organizations, and religious leaders are takingto eradicate poverty in Latin America. Ninety percent of the estimated 3 million Salvadorans abroad live in theUnited States, where they constitute the second largest foreign-born group of Latinos. The relationship between theUnited States and El Salvador provides an important and poignant example of how migration influences nationaldevelopment—historically, economically, socially, and culturally. It also shows how the ensuing dynamics continue toshape the different spheres of life in both nations.PresentersRicardo Moreno, associate for Latino outreach, Bread for the WorldDr. Raul Hinojosa Ojeda, founding director, North American Integration and Development CenterDr. Ruben Zamora, ambassador of El Salvador to the United States.
  16. 16. 16n African Voices: Charting the Course to Poverty EradicationMead Center: Kogod CradleThe situation in Africa today is dramatically different than it was just 10 years ago. Boldly and pragmatically,Africans are leading the way in alleviating hunger and poverty on their continent. One important aspect of thisdevelopment trend hinges on transparency and accountability—which requires that citizens regularly interact withthose whom they have elected. The quality of that interaction largely determines the quality of democracy andthe material conditions of the people. Come and learn from some of Africa’s brightest anti-poverty leaders. Whatmethods and solutions are they employing to eradicate poverty on the continent?PresentersJoylet Genda, health and nutrition manager, Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA),Chikwawa Diocese of MalawiRev. Nicta Lubaale, general secretary, Organisation of African Instituted ChurchesNamhla Mniki-Mangaliso, director, African MonitorFaustine Wabwire, foreign assistance policy analyst, Bread for the World Insitituten A Vision for Global Agricultural DevelopmentMead Center: Molly Study 1Population growth, deteriorating natural resources, and changes in climate conditions have caused food pricesto rise and agricultural productivity to fall. Those most affected by these factors are smallholder farmers who arestruggling with eroded soil, pests, and droughts. Considering that 75 percent of the world’s poorest people get theirfood and income by farming small plots of land, small farmers play a critical role in the fight against hunger. In thisworkshop participants will discuss agricultural development as one of the most powerful tools for ending globalhunger and extreme poverty—with insight from representatives of the Foods Resource Bank, the Bill and MelindaGates Foundation, and USAID.FacilitatorAngela Boss, associate director for program development, Foods Resource BankPanelistsMarv Baldwin, president and CEO, Foods Resource BankJulie Howard, chief scientist, Bureau of Food Security, USAID.Todd Post, senior editor, Bread for the World InstituteNeil Watkins, program officer, Program Advocacy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundationn You Can Move Congress: The Power of Your StoryMead Center: Molly Study 2When members of Congress speak about an issue on the House or Senate floor, dry data rarely grabs attention.People, including legislators, are moved by stories about the effect of legislation on constituents. Just as we all havea voice, we all have a story. Join us as we help you find your story and learn how to use it to make a difference. Wewill also train you to gather stories from the people you meet. If you don’t think you have a story, be prepared to besurprised.PresentersEric Bond, managing editor, Bread for the WorldJon Gromek, regional organizer, Bread for the WorldBarbie Izquierdo, anti-hunger activistMatt Newell-Ching, deputy director of organizing, Bread for the World
  17. 17. 17n Media and Public Advocacy: Building Political WillSt. Augustine Church, Room 1Looking for ways to enhance your advocacy efforts—why not combine social and traditional media? In thisworkshop, Kristen Archer, Bread’s media relations manager; Robin Stephenson, Bread’s national lead for socialmedia; and Sarah Godfrey, Bread’s associate editor online, will show you how Facebook posts, tweets, blog posts,and letters to the editor can engage your family, friends, and community—as well as leverage political wins onCapitol Hill.PresentersKristen Y. Archer, media relations manager, Bread for the WorldSarah Godfrey, associate editor online, Bread for the WorldRobin Stephenson, senior organizer and national lead for social media, Bread for the Worldn Evangelicals in Advocacy: Forgotten, Forsaken, or Formidable?St. Augustine Church, Room 2The biblical call for justice has impassioned a new generation of advocates within the evangelical community,and legislative advocacy is an important part of it. Join this discussion among evangelical leaders from academic,church, and nongovernmental organizations. See how they frame public policy responses to hunger and poverty.Hear their thoughts on how best to engage other evangelicals. Explore assumptions that you may bring to thesepressing issues. Learn how advocacy is integral to Christian discipleship.FacilitatorKrisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, associate for evangelical church relationships, Bread for the WorldPresentersJason Fileta, director, Micah Challenge USAStephen Offutt, associate professor, Asbury SeminaryRon Sider, founder and president, Evangelicals for Social ActionStephanie Summers, chief executive officer, Center for Public JusticeJenny Yang, vice president of advocacy, World Relief
  18. 18. 18Speaker BiographiesKaosar Afsana is director ofhealth, nutrition, and population forthe Bangladesh Rural AdvancementCommittee, providing technicalsupport and policy making inreproductive,maternal,neonatal,child,and adolescent health and nutrition.Afsana is a professor at the James P. Grant School of PublicHealth, BRAC University. She was awarded the 2011Woman of Distinction Award from the NGO Committeeon Women’s Status, New York, for her contribution tomaternal health and women’s empowerment. Afsanaearned her medical degree from Harvard—along withmaster’s and doctorate degrees in public health from EdithCowan University, Australia.Tom Arnold was recently appointedchairperson of the Convention on theIrish Constitution. He is a memberof the lead group of the ScalingUp Nutrition (SUN) Movement.Previously, Arnold was chief operatingofficer of Concern Worldwide. Heserved as assistant secretary general and chief economistin Ireland’s Department of Agriculture and Food and ona number of high-level bodies concerned with hunger,including the United Nations Millennium Project’s HungerTask Force, the Irish Hunger Task Force, the UnitedNations Central Emergency Response Fund’s AdvisoryGroup, and the European Food Security Group. Arnoldearned his master’s degrees from the Catholic Universityof Louvain and Trinity College Dublin and is a graduatein agricultural economics from University College Dublin.Adlai Amor directs the award-winning communications team atBread for the World. Since 2009, hehas been Bread’s point person for APlace at the Table, the documentary filmabout hunger in America released inMarch 2013. As an ordained elder ofthe Presbyterian Church (USA), he serves on the board oftrustees of the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation andthe San Francisco Theological Seminary.Kristen Y. Archer is Bread for theWorld’s media relations manager,overseeing a team that executes allof the organization’s national, local,religious, and multicultural mediaoutreach. Previously, Archer worked inOgilvy Washington’s Cause Marketing,engaging business, public affairs, andconsumer audiences. She earned a master’s degree inpublic communication from American University and abachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communicationsfrom Washington and Lee University.Christine Meléndez Ashley is apolicy analyst at Bread for the World.She leads the government relationsteam on domestic nutrition assistanceand child nutrition issues, developingand implementing policy andlegislative strategies. She previouslyworked on Capitol Hill as legislativestaff assistant and systems administrator for CongressmanJ. Randy Forbes (R-Va.). She earned a bachelor’s degree inpolitical science from Wheaton College.Marv Baldwin is the presidentand chief executive officer of FoodsResourceBank,whichraisesfundsintheUnited States to support agriculturallybased food security programs in 30countries in the developing world.Previously, Baldwin was a district salesmanager for Nalco Co., working toimprove mechanical, operational, biological, and chemicalchallenges in water systems. He graduated from HopeCollege in Holland, Mich.Rev. David Beckmann, presidentof Bread for the World and a 2010World Food Prize laureate, is one of theforemost U.S. advocates for hungry andpoor people. He has been president ofBread for the World since 1991, leadinglarge-scale and successful campaigns tostrengthen U.S. political commitmentto overcome hunger and poverty in the country andglobally. Beckmann is also president of Bread for the WorldInstitute, which provides policy analysis on hunger andstrategies to end it. He founded and serves as president ofthe Alliance to End Hunger, which engages diverse U.S.institutions—Muslim and Jewish groups, corporations,unions, and universities—in building the political will toend hunger. Prior to joining Bread, Beckmann worked at
  19. 19. 19the World Bank for 15 years, overseeing large developmentprojects and driving innovations to make the bank moreeffective in reducing poverty. He earned degrees from YaleUniversity, Christ Seminary, and the London School ofEconomics. His latest book is Exodus from Hunger: We AreCalled to Change the Politics of Hunger.Lucas Benitez is a co-founder of theCoalition of Immokalee Workers, anorganization of migrant farmworkersthat seeks justice for human rightsabuses and promotes the fair treatmentof workers. Benitez worked for yearsthroughout the southeastern UnitedStates, harvesting tomatoes, oranges, and other crops. Theabuses that he witnessed and experienced in the fields ledhim to organize. Lucas and his colleagues received theNatural Resources Defense Council 2012 Food JusticeAward. Robert E. Black, M.D., M.P.H., is the director of theInstitute for International Programs at the Departmentof International Health, Johns Hopkins BloombergSchool of Public Health. Dr. Black has served as a medicalepidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and hasresearched childhood infectious diseases and nutritionalproblems in Bangladesh and Peru. His research includesmicronutrients and other nutritional interventions,evaluation of health services in low- and middle-incomecountries, and the use of evidence in policy and programs.Through his membership in professional organizationssuch as the U.S. Institute of Medicine and advisory groupsof the World Health Organization, he focuses on policiesthat improve children’s health.Martin Bloem, M.D., is chief fornutrition and HIV/AIDS policy at theUnitedNationsWorldFoodProgramme.He holds a medical degree from theUniversity of Utrecht and a doctoratefrom the University of Maastricht andhas joint faculty appointments at bothJohns Hopkins University and Tufts University. Previously,Martin was the senior vice president chief medical officer ofHelen Keller International. Martin has participated in taskforces convened by the United Nations Standing Committeeon Nutrition, the United Nations International Children’sEmergencyFund,theUnitedStatesAgencyforInternationalDevelopment, and the World Health Organization.Eric Bond is Bread for the World’s managing editor. Heupholds the organization’s writing standards and managesthe production of all official Bread publications. Bond isa writer and photographer with two decades experienceas managing editor of several independent communitynewspapers. He earned two bachelor’s degrees and amaster’s degree from the University of Maryland, wherehe is currently an adjunct writing professor.Angela Boss is the associate directorof program development at FoodsResource Bank. She is responsiblefor food security programs in Asiaand West Africa and supportsagricultural projects in the westernUnited States. Boss was trained intropical agriculture at Educational Concerns for HungerOrganization in southern Florida and holds a bachelor’sdegree in agriculture from the University of BritishColumbia and a master’s degree in human security andpeace.Rev. Beth Bostrom grew up as thedaughter of two United Methodistministers. She graduated fromGreensboro College with a bachelor’sdegree in English and a passion forsocial justice. After college, Bostromworked with families experiencinghomelessness in Tallahassee, Fla. She then attendedseminary at Candler School of Theology and worked fortwo years with the Wesley Fellowship at Emory University.After graduating from Candler, she became the WesleyFoundation director and the United Methodist chaplain atthe University of Miami.Ken Brown is interim organizer for Bread for the World’sSouthern hub.Rev. LaMarco Cable is Breadfor the World’s deputy director oforganizing for the Southern hub. He isan ordained minister in the ChristianChurch (Disciples of Christ). Cableearned a bachelor’s degree in religionfrom Transylvania University and amaster’s degree in divinity from Lexington TheologicalSeminary. Cable previously served the Christian Churchand the United Church of Christ’s Global Ministries asprogram associate for advocacy and education, working onpolicy advocacy and constituency relations.
  20. 20. 20Rev. Gary Cook is director ofchurch relations for Bread for theWorld. His team engages more than 50denominations and national religiousorganizations and more than 5,000local congregations in Bread’s anti-hunger education and advocacy efforts.Cook is the former coordinator of the Presbyterian Church(USA) Hunger Program and director of its Global Serviceand Witness programs area. A graduate of the Universityof Pittsburgh and Chicago Theological Seminary, Cookhas served pastorates in Ohio and Florida.Rev. Luis Cortés Jr., is a nationalleader of Latino concerns andcommunity development and founderof Esperanza. He is also board memberand founder of United Bank, the firstAfrican-American-owned commercialbank in Pennsylvania. Cortés hasbeen honored with two doctorates in divinity. He holdsa master’s degree in divinity and a master’s degree ineconomic development from Southern New HampshireUniversity. Cortés is the author of several books and wasfeatured as one of Time magazine’s “25 Most InfluentialEvangelicals in America” in January 2005.Joe Costello is the minister of stateat the Department of Foreign Affairsand Trade, Ireland, with responsibilityfor Trade and Development. MinisterCostello was first elected to SeanadÉireann (the Senate, or upper chamber,of the Irish Parliament) in 1989 andhas served since then in the Seanad Eireann or the DáilEireann (the House of Representatives, or lower chamberof the Irish Parliament). From 1997 to 2002, he was leaderof the Labour Seanad Group. Since 2002, he has served inthe Dail Eireann.Dr. William Cummings II is anationally known worship leader,composer, and professor of musiceducation. Cummings rearranged themusic for the revival of Bread for theWorld’s musical Lazarus, which will beperformed for the first time with thenew arrangements on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Cummingsreceived his doctorate degree at the Institute for WorshipStudies, Wheaton College. He also holds a master’s degreein music education from Coppin State University and abachelor’s degree in music education from Morgan StateUniversity.Inez Torres Davis is director forjusticeoftheWomenoftheEvangelicalLutheran Church in America(WELCA). She also coordinates theWomen of the ELCA grants program,which makes annual grants to groupsand agencies that provide support andservices to women and children. Women of the ELCAhas been active in the Women of Faith for the 1,000 DaysMovement, whom Inez represented on a trip to Zambia,Malawi, and Tanzania hosted by Bread for the World.Deborah Dortzbach is a nursespecialist in international publichealth and child health with morethan 20 years of experience in HIV/AIDS program development andleadership in Africa, Asia, and theCaribbean. Her position as director ofhealth and social development at World Relief involvedthe technical oversight of programs in 12 countries,including USAID-funded programs in maternal andchild health, HIV/AIDS, child development, adolescenthealth, and anti-trafficking. In addition to numerouspapers and presentations Dortzbach co-authored thebook The AIDS Crisis: What We Can Do.Alice Walker Duff is managingdirector of Bread for the World andBread for the World Institute. Shepreviously served as co-founder andformer president of Crystal Stairs,one of the country’s largest childcaredevelopment agencies. She also servedas an executive of the children and youth program ofAtlantic Philanthropies, overseeing Elev8, an initiativeto improve how schools across the country support low-income children and their families. Duff received herbachelor’s degree in sociology from Occidental College;her master’s degree in sociology of education from theUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and herdoctorate degree in urban planning from UCLA.
  21. 21. 21Justin Fast was a 2012 Bread for theWorld Hunger Justice Leader. He isa nonprofit professional specializingin public health nutrition, programdevelopment, and government relations.He currently oversees the MichiganFitness Foundation’s strategy to reachunderserved families facing foodinsecurity. Justin has managed Supplemental NutritionAssistance Program outreach and federal advocacy for theFood Bank Council of Michigan. Fast holds a bachelor’s degreein social relations and policy from Michigan State University.Jason Fileta grew up in Wheaton,Ill., the son of Egyptian immigrants.The plight of the persecuted church inEgypt compelled him enter the strugglefor justice. After attending CalvinCollege he was chosen as a delegateto the 2005 G8 Summit in Scotlandto lobby leaders for debt cancellationfor impoverished nations, fair trade, and increased orimproved aid. He is the director of Micah Challenge USA,a church-based movement committed to ending extremepoverty through advocacy, prayer, and just living.Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr. is theHarry Emerson Fosdick distinguishedprofessor at Union TheologicalSeminary, senior minister emeritus ofRiverside Church, and president of theHealing of the Nations Foundation.Before being called to Riverside’spulpit, Forbes spent 15 years as aprofessor of preaching at Union Theological Seminaryin New York City. Because of his extensive career andhis charismatic style, Forbes is often introduced as thepreacher’s preacher. Newsweek has recognized him as oneof the 12 “most effective preachers.”Joylet Genda is a health andnutrition manager at ChikwawaDiocese in partnership with CatholicRelief Services, Malawi, for the USAID-funded Wellness and Agriculture forLife Advancement (WALA) program.Genda holds a bachelor’s degree ineducation with an emphasis in homeeconomics. She is currently working on her master’s degreeindevelopmentstudieswithUgandaMartyrsUniversity.Shehas eight years of experience as a supervisor, coordinator,and manager on food security, social protection, andnutrition projects and programs in Malawi.Sarah Godfrey is Bread for theWorld’s associate online editor. She isalso one-half of an interdepartmentalteam that manages Bread’s blog andsocial media. Godfrey is an award-winningwriterwhohasbeenrecognizedfor everything from music reviewsto coverage of poor Washingtoniansdisplaced by gentrification. Prior to coming to Bread,she worked as a staff writer and freelancer for a variety ofnewspapers, magazines, and websites, including WashingtonCity Paper and the Washington Post.Vincent Gray is the sixth electedmayor of the District of Columbia. Anative Washingtonian, Mayor Graygrew up in a one-bedroom apartmentat 6th and L Streets, NE. He graduatedat the age of 16 from Dunbar HighSchool and studied psychology at TheGeorge Washington University (GWU)at both the undergraduate and graduate school levels.While at GWU, he became the first African-Americanadmitted in the fraternity system. Gray’s professionalcareer includes work for the Arc of D.C.; the Departmentof Human Services; and Covenant House Washington, aninternational, faith-based organization dedicated to servinghomeless and at-risk youth.Jon Gromek is regional organizer forBread for the World’s Central hub. Hehas organized and worked throughoutfaithcommunitiesinWashington,D.C.;Ohio; and Florida. Gromek graduatedfrom Xavier University with a degreein theology and political science andis now pursuing a graduate degree atWright State University. He has worked at the CatholicCampaign for Human Development, Sojourners, Network,and as a community organizer for organizations in theDirect Action and Research Training (DART) network.MattGrossisdeputydirectorofBreadfor the World’s Central hub. Previously,he served as the executive director oftwo broad-based citizens organizations:a Chicago community organization onthe North Side and an Industrial AreasFoundation affiliate in Dane County,Wisc. He has had the opportunity towork on local, state, and federal campaigns on a diversearray of issues. He received a bachelor’s degree in politicalscience from North Central College.
  22. 22. 22Rev. Suzi Harriff is a pastor,minister of music, and teacher ofbiblical studies in upstate New York.She is also the owner of a mediaand public relations firm. A 25-yearbiographee in Who’s Who in America andWho’s Who in American Women, Harriffhas just returned from her sixth tripto Rwanda, where she is involved in a reconciliation andhealing ministry.Keith Hansen is the World Bank’sacting vice president and head ofnetwork for human development,which comprises education, health,nutrition, population, social protection,and labor. Hansen is also the sectordirector for human development inLatin America and the Caribbean(LAC), where he is responsible for the Bank’s overallstrategy, analysis, and policy advice and oversees a portfolioof more than 75 projects in 25 countries, largely aimed athelping LAC countries achieve Millennium DevelopmentGoals. He holds graduate degrees in development fromPrinceton and in law from Stanford.Larry Hollar is a senior regionalorganizer for Bread for the World’sEasternhub.Hehasalsoworkedasstaffcounsel for a congressional committee,as an attorney in a Cabinet-level federaldepartment, and as a D.C.-basedgovernment relations staff memberfor Bread. Hollar edited Hunger for theWord: Lectionary Reflections on Food and Justice, three volumesof weekly reflections by Bread members. Hollar waseducated in modern languages, law, and theological andbiblical studies at Williams College, Yale Law School, andWesley Theological Seminary respectively.Julie A. Howard is the chief scientistin the Bureau for Food Security, whichleads the implementation of Feed theFuture. She also serves as the senioradvisor to the USAID administratoron agricultural research, extension,and education. Previously, Howardserved as the executive director andchief executive officer of the Partnership to Cut Hungerand Poverty in Africa. Howard holds a doctorate degreein agricultural economics from Michigan State University,and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University ofCalifornia, Davis, and George Washington University. Kiara Irvin is a devoted, motivated,and excited follower of Christ.She is a member of Union AfricanMethodist Episcopal Church, whereshe is secretary of the young people’sdivision. Irvin is majoring in criminaljustice with a minor in speechcommunication at the University of Arkansas at LittleRock, where she is a senior. She is a Christian hungeradvocate with Bread for the World, and has gathered oneof the highest numbers of letters for Bread’s Offering ofLetters in the state of Arkansas.BarbieIzquierdoisthefirstmotherto join the Witnesses to Hunger, aprogram of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in Philadelphia.She is featured in A Place at the Table,along with her two children, Aidanand Leylanie. She has become one ofthe leading advocates for anti-hunger issues. This fall,Barbie will begin her studies at Esperanza College inPhiladelphia.Kristi Jacobson, founder ofCatalyst Films, is an award-winningdirector and producer of non-fictionfilms and television. Her latest film, incollaboration with Lori Silverbush, isA Place at the Table. Jacobson’s earlierfilms include Toots and AmericanStandoff. Among her television credits are Colonial Houseon PBS, which won six Cine Golden Eagle Awards,and Together: Stop Violence Against Women, a one-hourdocumentary for Lifetime Television.Sandra Joireman is chair of Breadfor the World’s board of directorsand a professor of politics andinternational relations at WheatonCollege. She received her bachelor’sdegree in anthropology and politicalscience from Washington Universityin St. Louis and her master’s and doctorate in politicalscience from the University of California, Los Angeles.Joireman specializes in comparative political economywith an emphasis on Africa. She has been a Fulbrightscholar and has had visiting appointments at numerousuniversities and colleges around the world.
  23. 23. 23AmeliaKeganisseniorpolicyanalystat Bread for the World. She focuses ondomestic poverty, economics, taxes,and other issues affecting poor andhungry people in the United States byanalyzing legislation, advocating onCapitol Hill, and developing legislativestrategy. Previously, Kegan worked at avariety of other national nonprofits in Washington, D.C.,and Chicago, Ill., focusing on federal budget, tax, andlow-income policy. Amelia received a bachelor’s degreein government from Smith College and a juris doctoratefrom the University of Washington School of Law. She is amember of the Illinois bar and serves on the board of theWashington Council of Lawyers.J. Christopher Latondresse is senior advisor atUSAID’s Center for Faith-Based and CommunityInitiatives, and is the founder of Recovering Evangelical, amovement of Millennial-generation Christians. Previously,he served as the special assistant to Jim Wallis, chiefexecutive officer of Sojourners, followed by a tenure as theU.S. director of Questscope, working alongside Arab youthacross the Middle East at a time of massive social upheavaland political unrest. He frequently blogs at HuffingtonPost, CNN Belief Blog, and God’s Politics. His work has alsoappeared in RELEVANT magazine.Wilbald Lorri is personal advisoron nutrition issues to His ExcellencyDr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, presidentof the United Republic of Tanzania.Lorri worked for more than 25 yearsat the Tanzania Food and NutritionCentre, a multidisciplinary institute,including nine years as its managingdirector. He also worked as coordinator of the Tanzania/Japan Food Aid Counterpart Fund, which finances foodsecurity and poverty alleviation projects. Lorri earned adoctorate degree in food science from Chalmers Universityof Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and a master’sdegree in food science and technology from Agriculturaland Mechanical University in Huntsville, Alabama.Nicta Lubaale is general secretary ofthe Organisation of African InstitutedChurches (OAIC). For 13 years, hehas served as the OAIC director fordevelopment and HIV/AIDS as apastor with the Centre for Evangelismin Uganda. Lubaale facilitates OAICmember churches to recognize theimportance of linking their actions with the policies ofAfrican governments, international agencies, and richcountries. He holds a master’s degree in developmentstudies from the University of Reading, U.K.Rev. John L. McCulloughis president and chief executiveofficer of Church World Service,with programs in development andhumanitarian affairs, advocacy forsocial justice, and refugee assistancearound the world. McCullough is agraduate of the Boston UniversitySchool of Theology, which honored him with itsDistinguished Alumni award in 2003. An ordainedminister in the United Methodist Church, he has servedpastorates in the United States and Kenya and hasheld leadership positions at the denomination’s globalmission agency.Carolyn S. Miles is president andchief executive officer for Save theChildren, which has served morethan 85 million children in 120countries around the world. Miles waspreviously chief operating office forSave the Children, during which timethe organization doubled the numberof children it reached with nutrition, health, education,and other programs. She has served on numerousboards, including Blackbaud, InterAction, USGLC,the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, and theUniversity of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, whereshereceivedhermaster’sdegreeinbusinessadministration.Eric Mitchell is director ofgovernment relations at Bread for theWorld. Mitchell has over a decadeof federal government experience.Throughout his career, he has workedon behalf of numerous nonprofits,universities, and faith-basedorganizations. Mitchell also spentseven years on Capitol Hill, serving as policy advisor toCongressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) and legislative assistantto Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D-Ga.). He earnedhis degree in political science from Howard University.Namhla Mniki-Mangaliso is thedirector of African Monitor (AM),which analyzes development resourcecommitments, delivery, and impacton the grassroots—and brings strongAfrican voices to the developmentagenda. AM’s current focus is advocacy
  24. 24. 24forimprovedeconomicopportunitiesforAfrica’sgrassrootscommunities so that they can independently generate theirown livelihoods. Previously, Mniki-Mangaliso was the headof secretariat for the Mandela Institute for DevelopmentStudies.Ricardo Moreno is the associatefor Latino relations at Bread forthe World. He develops, maintains,and strengthens relationships withLatino denominational leaders andorganizations. Moreno previouslyworked as the regional organizer forthe Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of LosAngeles and the Cluster of Presbyterian Churches ofHollywood and Wilshire of Pacific Presbytery PCUSA.He received a bachelor’s degree in theology from theLatin American Theological Seminary and a master’sdegree in divinity from San Francisco TheologicalSeminary.Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphyis Bread for the World’s associatefor evangelical church relationships.Some of her efforts with well-knowntheologians and biblical scholarshave led to a theological frameworkregarding U.S. foreign assistance usedin Christian ethics, intercultural, and missiology courses.She received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology fromthe University of Connecticut and her master’s degreein theology, with a focus on Christian ethics, from theWeston Jesuit School of Theology.Rev. Nancy Neal is associatefor denominational women’sorganizations at Bread for the World.She coordinates efforts of churchwomen in the 1,000 Days movement,working with more than 20 differentdenominations, women’s groups,and organizations in the United States, facilitatingconversations among women about nutrition for thepurpose of educating their communities and electedofficials about the need for improved nutrition policyin U.S. poverty- focused development assistance. Sheserves as a parish associate at Church of the Pilgrims inWashington, D.C.Matt Newell-Ching is the deputydirector of organizing for Bread’sWesternhub.Hehasmorethan12yearsof experience as a grassroots organizerand policy analyst on issues relatingto hunger. Previously, he worked atSojourners, Feeding America, theHunger Task Force of Milwaukee, andthe National Alliance to End Homelessness.Rose Ndolo is the national nutritioncoordinator of World Vision, Kenya.She chairs the interagency nutritionresponse advisory group in Kenya, andhasworkedinemergency,development,and advocacy aspects of nutrition withCARE, Save the Children, and WorldVision. Ndolo was active in developingKenya’s National Nutrition Action Plan 2012-2017, and inplanning a national Scaling Up Nutrition symposium inNovember 2012.Joyce Ngegba is program and advocacy manager ofthe Partnership for Nutrition in Tanzania, a 300-membernetwork of civil society organizations. She has workedfor more than 10 years in nutrition, public health, anddevelopment with both local and international civic societyorganizations. Ngegba earned a master’s degree in humannutrition and a bachelor’s degree in home economics andhuman nutrition from Sokoine University of Agriculture,Morogoro, Tanzania.Stephen Offutt is assistant professor of developmentstudies at Asbury Theological Seminary. Previously,he worked with African Enterprise, an evangelicalnongovernmental organization heavily involved in racialand political reconciliation efforts in South Africa. He wasalso the national director of World Relief, El Salvador.Offutt received a master’s degree in international relationsfrom the Johns Hopkins University’s School of AdvancedInternational Studies and a doctorate degree in sociologyfrom Boston University.Juan Carlos Paiz is Guatemala’spresidential commissioner forcompetitiveness, investment, andMillennium Challenge Corporation.He is co-founder and president ofPani-Fresh, an industrial bakerythat exports to 20 Latin Americancountries, and is former president forMcDonald’s supply chain Latin-American counsel. Paizhas been a professor of economics at Universidad FranciscoMarroquín and is regional director for Central America
  25. 25. 25and Haiti for the Dutch cooperation agency ICCO. He co-founded and became President of the Fundación Proyectode Vida “GuateAmala,” which coordinated communityactivities that empowered citizens.Rajul Pandya-Lorch is head of the 2020 Vision forFood, Agriculture, and the Environment Initiative at theInternational Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Shealso manages the IFPRI Environment Initiative, a globalprojectthatidentifiessolutionsformeetingworldfoodneedswhile reducing poverty and protecting the environment.She recently led a major project, “Millions Fed: ProvenSuccesses in Agricultural Development,” which documentspolicies, programs, and investments that have significantlyreduced hunger. Pandya-Lorch earned a master’s degreein public and international affairs from Princeton and abachelor’s degree in economics from Wellesley College.RaulHinojosaOjedaisthefoundingdirector of the North AmericanIntegration and Development Centerand an associate professor in thedivision of social sciences and theCésar E. Chávez Department atthe University of California, LosAngeles. Born in Mexico, he receiveda bachelor’s degree in economics, a master’s degree inanthropology, and a doctorate degree in political scienceat the University of Chicago. In July of 2012, Ojeda washonored as a recipient of the White House Champion ofChange Award for his outstanding work in “connecting theAmericas.”Myrna Orozco immigrated withher family to the United Statesfrom Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua,Mexico, when she was 4 years old. Shecurrently resides in Kansas City, Mo.,where she serves as board presidentfor the Immigrant Justice AdvocacyMovement, the only immigrant-led,interfaith community organization that focuses solely onimmigration issues in the Kansas City metropolitan area.She is a recipient of the first annual John Backer Awardfrom Church World Service for outstanding advocacy forimmigrant and refugee rights.Todd Post is senior editor withBread for the World Institute. He hasedited the Institute’s annual HungerReport continuously since the 2005edition. The 2013 Hunger Report,Within Reach—Global Development Goals,reviews progress on the MillenniumDevelopment Goals and argues that the U.S. governmentshould support development of a post-MDG frameworkwith new goals. Post travels widely as part of his researchon the Hunger Report, including in developing countries,where he has interviewed dozens of smallholder farmers.Post is also a regular contributor to Institute Notes, Breadfor the World Institute’s blog, commenting on domesticand international hunger.Kathy Saile serves as director ofdomestic social development forthe United States Conference ofCatholic Bishops, advising them onissues related to domestic poverty.Previously, Saile directed the officeof peace and justice in the Catholicdiocese of Phoenix, Ariz.; served the social policy officeat Catholic Charities USA; coordinated social justice andoutreach ministries for the Franciscan Renewal Centerin Scottsdale, Ariz.; and was associate director of publicpolicy for Lutheran Services in America. She earned herbachelor’s degree in organizational communicationsfrom Ohio University and her master’s degree in socialwork from Arizona State University.Nina Sardjunani is the deputy minister of Indonesia’sMinistry of National Development Planning (Bappenas).She started her professional career as an associateprofessor of women in development and as researchassistant at the University of Indonesia. Since joiningBappenas, she has been in various positions promotingsocial welfare, community health and nutrition,population and family planning, community andwomen empowerment, education, and religious affairs.Sardjunani has a master’s degree in sociology from DukeUniversity.Zach Schmidt is regional organizerfor Bread for the World’s Centralhub, where he builds, organizes,and strengthens Bread’s grassrootsnetwork to accomplish its legislativegoals toward ending hunger andpoverty. Schmidt previously workedin social services with Latino youth and familiessuffering from mental illness. He received a bachelor’sdegree in biblical and theological studies from BethelUniversity and a master’s degree in theology from FullerTheological Seminary.
  26. 26. 26Kathy Spahn is president andchief executive officer of Helen KellerInternational, which is saving sight andlivesin22countries.Shehasalsoservedas president and executive directorof ORBIS International, a globalnonprofit dedicated to the preventionand treatment of blindness in thedeveloping world, and as executive director of God’s LoveWe Deliver, a New York-based AIDS service organizationdedicated to combating malnutrition and hunger amongpeople living with HIV/AIDS. She recently concluded aterm as board chair of InterAction and currently serves onits executive committee.Robin Stephenson is the nationallead for social media and seniororganizer in Bread for the World’sWestern hub. She has developed newways to enhance Bread’s campaignwork and amplify messages toCongress by combining organizingwith communication techniques.Stephenson believes that social media is a tool toaugment, empower, and make public the inspiring workof Bread’s grassroots leaders. Stephenson has a degree inanthropology from the University of California, Berkeleyand lives in Portland, Ore.Lucy Martinez Sullivan isexecutive director of 1,000 Days—apartnership that champions actionand investment to improve nutritionduring the critical 1,000 days betweena woman’s pregnancy and her child’ssecond birthday—as a way to achievegreater progress in global health anddevelopment. Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Sullivan servedas executive director at CCS, a philanthropic advisoryfirm, working with clients such as the Bill & Melinda GatesFoundation, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the UNFoundation. Sullivan holds a master’s degree in businessadministration from the Wharton School of Business anda bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University ofFlorida.Stephanie Summers is the chiefexecutive officer of the Center for PublicJustice, an independent, nonpartisancivic education and public policyorganization based in Washington, D.C.,and is the publisher of the online journalsCapital Commentary and Shared Justice.Dr. Rajiv Shah serves as the 16thAdministrator of the United StatesAgencyforInternationalDevelopment(USAID) and leads the efforts ofmore than 8,000 professionals in 80missions around the world. Sincetaking on the role in January 2010,Administrator Shah has managed theU.S. response to the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince,co-chaired the State Department’s first-ever review ofAmerican diplomacy and development operations, andnow spearheads President Barack Obama’s landmarkFeed the Future food security initiative. He is also leadingUSAID Forward, an extensive set of reforms to USAID’sbusiness model around seven key areas, includingprocurement, science and technology, and monitoringand evaluation.Dr. Ron Sider is known worldwidefor providing leadership to themovement of evangelicals whorecognize the social and politicalimplications of scripture. His bookRich Christians in an Age of Hunger waslauded by Christianity Today as beingamong the top 100 books in religion in the 20th centuryand the seventh most influential book in the evangelicalworld in the last 50 years. He is the founder and presidentof Evangelicals for Social Action, which has provided anorganizational outlet for Christians committed to holisticministry.Rev. Arthur Simon is founderand president emeritus of Bread forthe World. He served for almost twodecades as Bread’s chief executiveofficer and remains a committedadvocate for hungry people. Simonhas received a number of awards andhonorary degrees, including a Presidential Award forlifetime achievement against hunger. His book Bread forthe World won the national Religious Book Award andwas described by the late Nobel Prize economist, GunnarMyrdal, as a “clear and convincing” analysis of worldhunger. Simon is an alumnus of Concordia Seminary andDana College. He was pastor of Trinity Lutheran Churchon New York’s Lower East Side, a densely populated low-income area, from 1961 to 1972, where the idea for Breadfor the World first formed.
  27. 27. 27Andrew Wainer is a seniorimmigration policy analyst for Breadfor the World Institute. He has morethan15yearsexperienceasaresearcherand writer in Latin America and inimmigrant communities in the UnitedStates. Wainer’s reporting has appearedin Congressional Research Servicereports, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, theNational Journal, and in peer-reviewed academic journals.He received his master’s degree in Latin American Studiesfrom the University of California, Los Angeles.Neil Watkins is program officer onthe program advocacy team at theBill and Melinda Gates Foundation,where he focuses on nutrition and itslinkages with agriculture. He managesa portfolio of grants for nutrition andagriculture advocacy and recently ledthe development of the foundation’sfirst nutrition advocacy strategy. Previously, Watkinsserved as director of policy and campaigns at ActionAidUSA, an international anti-poverty agency working innearly 50 countries. Watkins was also executive directorof the Jubilee USA Network, an alliance of more than75 faith-based organizations, development agencies, andhuman rights groups advocating for debt relief and justglobal economic policies.Bishop Don diXon Williamsis responsible for developing andmaintaining relationships betweenBread for the World and leaders in theAfrican-American church. He serveson the steering committee of ChristianChurches Together and as theSoutheast consultant for the Institutefor the Recovery from Racisms. Williams was a politicalscience major at Prince George’s Community Collegeand the University of Maryland. He received theologicaltraining at the Howard University School of Divinity.Williams has been consecrated to the office of bishop andserves in the United Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic).PastorBobWilsonandMichaelene Wilsonhave lived for more than20 years in Collbran, Colo.Bob Wilson is pastor of thePlateau Valley Assemblyof God, where he and hiswife, Michaelene, provideSummers serves on the board of the Institutional ReligiousFreedom Alliance and is a member of the advisory boardfor the Institute for Public Service at Pepperdine University.She earned a master’s degree in nonprofit managementfrom Eastern University.Sharon Thornberry is thecommunity food systems managerof the Oregon Food Bank. In 2009,the Community Health Partnershiphonored her with the Billi OdegaardPublic Health Genius Award for“increasing access to healthy foodfor low-income communities—particularly in oftenoverlooked rural Oregon.” She is a contributor tothe companion book to A Place at the Table, the newdocumentary about hunger in the United States.Roger Thurow is a fellow for theONE campaign and senior fellow forglobal agriculture and food policyat The Chicago Council on GlobalAffairs. Thurow served as a WallStreet Journal foreign correspondentin Europe and Africa for 20 years. In2003, he and Journal colleague Scott Kilman wrote a serieson famine in Africa that was a finalist for the PulitzerPrize in International Reporting.  In 2009, they wereawarded both Action Against Hunger’s HumanitarianAward and the Harry Chapin Why Hunger book award.He is the author of The Last Hunger Season: A Year in anAfrican Farm Community on the Brink of Change, and, withScott Kilman, ENOUGH: Why the World’s Poorest Starve inan Age of Plenty.Faustine Wabwire is seniorforeign assistance policy analystat Bread for the World Institute,providing recommendations on howU.S development assistance can helpend hunger and poverty. Wabwireholds a bachelor’s degree in sociologyand economics from Moi University, a master’s degreesin international development from Ruhr UniversityBochum in Germany; a master’s degree in developmentpolicy from the University of the Western Cape, SouthAfrica; and a master’s degree in intercultural leadershipand management from the SIT Graduate Institute inVermont.
  28. 28. 28hot meals for up to 120 people every Wednesday night.Pastor Bob serves on the advisory board of the Food Bankof the Rockies and is a member of the Plateau ValleyHospital District Board. He is featured in A Place at theTable, the new documentary film about the persistence ofhunger in the United States.Tracy Howe Wispelwey is asongwriter and composer and theleader of Restoration Village Arts.She has served as the director ofart and liturgy for several globalecumenical programs such as theBoston Theological Institute, theLatin American Theological Fellowship, and the MicahNetwork. She was artist-in-residence for New York Faithand Justice and has played concerts on more than 100university campuses and in prisons, churches, and livingrooms throughout North, Central, and South America.Wispelwey studied religion and music composition atColorado College and has a master’s degree in divinityfrom Harvard University.Sam Worthington is president and chief executiveofficer of InterAction, the nation’s largest alliance ofnongovernmentalorganizationsworkingtodecreasepovertyand hunger, uphold human rights, safeguard a sustainableplanet, and ensure human dignity for poor and vulnerablepopulations. Worthington’s advisory roles include theInter-Agency Standing Committee at the United Nations,the Advisory Council for Voluntary Foreign Assistance atUSAID, the Council on Foreign Relations. He sits on theboards of the Alliance to End Hunger, CIVICUS, andReligions for Peace. He was a founding board member ofthe ONE Campaign and served on the steering committeeof the NGO Leadership Forum at Harvard.Jenny Yang is the vice presidentof advocacy and policy at WorldRelief. She previously worked in theresettlement section of World Relief asthe senior case manager and East Asiaprogram officer. Yang has researchedrefugee and asylum law in Madrid,Spain, through the United Nations High Commissionerfor Refugees. She is co-author of Welcoming the Stranger:Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate, ischair of the Refugee Council USA Africa Work Group,and was recently named one of “50 Women to Watch” byChristianity Today.Dr. Rubén Zamora is theSalvadoran ambassador to the UnitedStates. His political career beganin 1970 as a city council member ofthe Municipality of San Salvador.Zamora helped found the DemocraticRevolutionary Front in 1980, buthe had to leave in exile during the civil war. Zamorareturned to El Salvador in 1988 and helped form theDemocratic Convergence. He was a member of thePeace Commission (1991-1993) and, later, deputy of theLegislative Assembly of El Salvador. He was a signerof the Peace Accords in 1992 and ran for president in1994 and 1999. Immediately prior to his appointmentas ambassador to the United States, Zamora wasambassador to India. Zamora earned a law degree fromthe National University of El Salvador and a master’sdegree in political science at Essex University. He hasbeen visiting professor at Stanford University andvisiting researcher at the University of Notre Dame andthe Wilson Center.
  29. 29. 29Robert L. AdamsFlorence L. AdolphVirgil D. AllardPriscilla AllenThomas E. AllenElsa AlsenGlenn H. AndersonKatherine AtchisonCharles L. AustinMary Kay AylsworthEdwina BaehrFrederick E. BeltramMarion D. BeltramHenry D. Bentrup, Jr.Paul C. BergKurt BergelPeter BergelMarian L. BingeaEugene C. BlakeWaneta G. BrackenRitamary BradleyGerald BritzNola L. BrownNora BuckmanElmer ButlerWorthington C. Campbell, Jr.Christopher W. CaninoRev. James ChallancinEvan S. ConnellPaul ConnellyAnne M. CoveneyStephen T. CraryDoris L. CrissonConstance CullinaneBrenda CurryMerrill C. DavisEleanor F. DixonMary Ann DrausMarion DudleyMary C. DurkinAddison D. Ellison, Jr.Hugh EllisonThelma EmbersonClaire EvansElizabeth C. FairbanksWilliam B. FarmerLouis FinkBetsy P. FisherOlive FranklinNancy GardFelicia Lisa GiacominiAlison M. GibsonBarbara GlendonOrlando GoeringDorothy GoodrichFlorence J. GrandoneNellie H. GrantHarald GrindalBeverly Marie GuirardJean B. HamlinRobert C. HancockBetty Lou HandyLinda Kay HanlonKay and Jack HansmaCordelia HawleyG. W. HaworthMargaret T. HodgesChristina S. HoltzGeorgia S. HorsmanMary C. HoughtonGuerard and Ann HowkinsWilliam HughesLillian HuiskenJean A. JohnsonHelen E. JonesVirginia JonesElizabeth S. KinneyRuth K. KislingburyRobert J. Klein, Sr.Edith KnutsonLuella KoetherHugo Kranz, Sr.Mildred KrohnElizabeth A. KrugDorothy LallyAnna V. LarsonAlicia B. LeggThomas J. LennonRose LitzlerGail LobenstineDella LohmanMabel E. LundyClaire H. LunnA. Violet MadsenJames MarkAnne T. MatscoMiriam F. MeehanMarie L. MeyerHilda E. MillerHelen L. A. MillerGloria MinorHenrietta MorganGrace L. MoyBishop P. Francis MurphyCharles NeuM. Bona NeyElizabeth NiccollsMsgr. Joseph Vincent O’BrienRaymond A. OlsonWilliam S. PacF. Estelle Booth PageSamuel I. PalmerLucile B. PatrickMargaret T. PetersonRev. William J. PettitJoseph PlesharMartin PochRuby Ella PriceWallace QuammenJudith L. QuarlesMarion L. RedekerEdith RichterAnne RiesLeo RiesLouise D. RobertsonElizabeth B. RobinsonJim and Miriam RossCarol SalvadoriJessie W. SandersonMark C. SchmiederHoward SchomerJoseph G. SchuldLarry C. SeyboldCarol A. ShannonHarriet SimonsonLeonard SlutzJessie L. SoarsRichard G. Stanton, Jr.Carroll C. StraubDorothy M. SuchanJ. C. SwaimJeanne M. TaylorMartha W. TolmanHenry VandenbergMartha VogtFosteene S. VolzEthel Louise King WadeRuth A. WagnerBeatrice WalshDavid P. WeamerJune L. WebbDavid E. WeisnerJulius WelshThomas W. Wesson, Sr.Margaret WiddifieldEdward R. WielandBread forthe World’s Legacyof HopeThe light shines through the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. —John 1:5Our mission to end hunger is blessed by countless individuals who contribute their time, prayers, actions, and financialsupport to Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute. We thank God for the following members who werecommitted advocates in life and have dedicated a financial legacy to Bread after going on to glory.While we here remember members who have established a financial legacy with Bread for the World, we are as grateful for those whohave dedicated their time, prayers, and actions. For the 40th Anniversary of Bread for the World in June 2014, we would like to recognizeall the members who are no longer with us but continue to cheer us on in God’s work to end hunger. Please help us by sending their namesand any stories about them to our managing editor:
  30. 30. 30Worship and Prayer for a Place atGod’sAbundantTable forAll PeopleThe “A Place at the Table” theme will shape our time together inworship and plenaries at Bread for the World’s 2013 National Gather-ing. Lazarus, the beggar outside the rich man’s door in Jesus’ parable,embodies what it means to be deprived a place at the table. Rev. JoelUnderwood’s wonderful musical connects this sad reality with God’sabundant provision in the feeding of the 5,000 in the Gospel of John.Central to our gathering is the banquet table from the musical, set toreflect both the abundance and deprivation that exist in our world.Our 10 a.m. ecumenical worship service*at the Capitol Skyline Hotelon Sunday, June 9 will also be the Gathering’s opening plenary. Rev.Dr. James Forbes will preach on “A Divine Mandate: Give ThemSomething to Eat,” drawing on Luke 8:40-48 and Luke 9:12-17.Leadership at the service will be shared with Bread for the World’smanaging director, Alice Walker Duff; Hunger Justice Leader KiaraIrvin; and Bread activist Rev. Suzi Harriff. For our offering, you willbe invited to write and gather letters and petitions— including thosebrought from your home church—for Congress and President BarackObama.Tracy Wispelwey, the Gathering’s liturgy and music leader, has wovenmusic and spoken word throughout the plenary sessions. Some ofthe newer selections are from Songs for 1,000 Days, a compilation CDthat she recently produced for Bread’s Women of Faith for 1,000 DaysMovement. Joining her in music leadership is William Cummings II,who arranged and produced the Saturday, June 8 evening presenta-tion of Lazarus: the Musical.We will conclude our Tuesday, June 11 Lobby Day experience with aservice of thanksgiving and dedication. You will be invited to share re-flections on your experience on Capitol Hill in the context of prayer.*St. Dominic Catholic Church and Priory at 630 E. Street, SW, offers a Sunday mass at 8 a.m.It is four blocks from Capitol Skyline Hotel.
  31. 31. 31Bread for the World’sLobby DayJune 11, 2013
  32. 32. 32About Bread forthe World’s 2013 LobbyDay!Thank you for using your voice to speak for hungry and poor people around the world. No action has as much im-pact as a face-to-face meeting with your representative, senators, or their staff. You have a valuable opportunity tohelp improve millions of livesby following in the footstepsof thousands of anti-hungeractivists before you.This year, we are asking Con-gress to protect programs thathelp hungry and poor peopleat home and around theworld. Specifically, we are urg-ing Congress to support fundingfor SNAP and international foodaid in the upcoming farm bill,as well as to work to end thedevastating across-the-board cutscaused by sequestration.This binder provides you withlobbying 101 basics, includingtips on what to do during acongressional visit and how abill becomes a law. On LobbyDay—June 11, 2013—you willreceive a green Lobby Daypacket containing key talkingpoints, background papers, amap to help you find your way around Capitol Hill, and much more.During the legislative briefing on Tuesday morning, we’ll give you more background information on the issues,update you on the legislative campaign, and explain the main “ask” you will make during your lobby visits. Therewill be time for questions followed by time to talk and practice your lobby visit with others from your state whowill be lobbying with you.We hope you will join us for the evening reception and closing worship after your visits with your members ofCongress. During the reception we will be honoring members of Congress who have worked to make a differencein the lives of hungry and poor people in the U.S. and around the world.Have a great Lobby Day, and thanks for being here as a voice for and with hungry and poor people!LauraElizabethPohl/BreadfortheWorld
  33. 33. 33LobbyDayScheduleTuesday, June 11n Registration8 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.Mead Center: Grand Lobbyn Breakfast8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Mead Center: Catwalk Cafén Lobby Day Opening Welcome and Prayer8:45 a.m. – 9 a.m.Mead Center: Fichandler Stagen Legislative BriefingLearn about the farm bill and budget proposals in preparation for your afternoon lobby visits. We’llprovide materials and background information for successful meetings at your congressional offices.9 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.Mead Center: Fichandler Stagen Regional Caucuses and LunchMeet with others from your region and strategize about your upcoming meetings. Regional organizersand policy analysts will be available to answer questions.11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Mead Center: Cafén Depart for Capitol Hill12:30 p.m. (and ongoing throughout the afternoon)Shuttle buses in front of Mead Centern Meetings at Senate offices1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.n Meetings at House offices3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.n Lobby Day Reception and Awards Ceremony5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.Cannon Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Buildingn Closing Worship7 p.m. – 8 p.m.Cannon Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Buildingn Return to Mead Center or Capitol Skyline Hotel8 p.m. (and ongoing until 10 p.m.)
  34. 34. 34VisitingYour Member of CongressBe a Voice for Hungry and Poor PeopleSpeak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of thepoor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9Members of Congress are currently debating the farm bill and budget proposals that will have major consequences forhungry and poor people. To protect programs for hungry and poor people in the budget and to make ending hunger anational priority, we have to make our voices heard in Congress.Before the Visit• If you are going as a group, choose one person to serve as the leader. This person will make introductory remarksin the visit and ask the others in the group to introduce themselves.• Decide on the main points you want to make. Unless your group is very large, make sure that everyone hassomething to say.• Determine if there are actions for which you can thank your member of Congress.• Role-playthevisitsothateveryonecanfeelcomfortabletalkingabouttheissues,especiallyifitisthefirstcongressionalvisit for anyone in the delegation.Arriving at your Member’s Office• Be on time and be patient – it is not uncommon for members of Congress (or their staff) to be late becauseof unexpected floor action in Congress. Aides play an important role in advising their members of Congress andmaking policy recommendations, so don’t be discouraged if your member of Congress is unavailable.• Tell the receptionist who you are and with whom you’re meeting. If you would like to meet with yourmember of Congress and you don’t have an appointment, tell the receptionist you are a constituent and would liketo meet with the aide who handles budget, agriculture, or foreign policy issues.Conducting a Successful Meeting• The group leader should ask people to introduce themselves.• In case your member of Congress or his/her aide is called away early, make your point succinctly at the start.Remember, you may only have a few minutes with the member of Congress.• Thank the member of Congress for a positive action he or she has taken that relates to reducing hunger or poverty.There may not be something to thank all members for, as there are many new members since the last election. Ifthere is no clear vote for which you can say “thank you,” state why you think it’s important that programs that helphungry and poor people are protected from budget cuts.• If possible, share personal stories about your personal conviction concerning the topic of your visit.• Aim for a balanced conversation. Ask questions that will encourage discussion of the issue. This should be aconversation and dialogue on both sides. Be sure your legislator hears your point of view.o Remember that you’re not expected to be an expert. If you don’t know the answer to a question, offerto get back to your member of Congress. Contact Bread for the World with the unanswered question/concern,and Bread staff can help you follow up.
  35. 35. 35o Close the deal! Ask the member of Congress for a specific commitment: Please protect programs in thebudget that help hungry and poor people both at home and around the world.• The group leader should close by reiterating the main points, stating any commitments you made.Thank the member of Congress or aide.Follow Up• Select at least one person to write a follow-up letter thanking the member of Congress and/or aide for themeeting. Remember to include any additional information and materials that were requested. Ask a Bread for theWorld staff member to help you compile any information you don’t have.• Keep up a relationship with your members of Congress once you’re back home. Stay in touch with the aides,occasionally reminding them about the issues your care about and how it affects their home district or state.• Keep pressure on your members of Congress by using the media. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper,explicitly mentioning your lobby visit in Washington and calling on our members of Congress to protect programsin the budget that help hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world.Helpful Lobbying Do’s and Don’tsDo• Be courteous, affirming, and appreciative.• Be clear and concise, and focus on the decision you want your member of Congress to make.• Be a good listener.• State your point of view and back it up with sound reasons.• Ask questions.• Politely bring the conversation back to the topic you want to speak about if a member of Congress, aide, or meetingparticipant gets off track.• Close the deal.Don’t• Be argumentative or combative. (Be assertive, not aggressive.)• Dominate the conversation. Make sure that the member of Congress or his/her staff have a chance to express theirthoughts, too.• Bring up other issues that are off the topic. They are likely covered by a different aide, and you do not want to diluteyour message by trying to discuss too many issues.• Become disillusioned if your member is not responsive to your concerns. Remember, we are people of hope!