Women Thrive Worldwide International Women's Day Event: “Seven Billion to Feed: Can We Do It?”
Food prices, already high, are soaring as tension grows in the Middle East. The issue will be highlighted next week as DC-based Women Thrive hosts the Third Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast on Capitol Hill, which will highlight the central role of women in the developing world toward ending global hunger and food insecurity. Women Thrive (www.womenthrive.org) is the nation’s leading non-profit shaping U.S. foreign policy to help women lift themselves and their families out of poverty. The group focuses on emphasizing the importance of women within U.S. international assistance and trade programs and removing barriers to their progress. The food crisis is hitting women especially hard. Budget-cutting measures would make this situation worse.
What: “Seven Billion to Feed: Can We Do It?” highlighting the central role of women in the developing world toward ending global hunger and food insecurity
When: Thursday, March 3, 2011, 8:30-10:30 AM
Where: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902 (access at north elevator bank)
Who: The event is being hosted by an Honorary Congressional Committee chaired by Senators Dick Lugar of Indiana and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, as well as by Representative Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri.
Moderator: Bonnie Erbé, Host, PBS To the Contrary
Donald Steinberg, USAID Deputy Administrator
Florence Chenoweth, Liberian Minister for Agriculture
Chris Policinski, CEO of Land O’Lakes Inc.
Ritu Sharma, President and Co-Founder, Women Thrive Worldwide
Lydia Sasu, Executive Director, Development Action Association & Ghanaian Farmer
Chef Art Smith, formerly Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef and founder of Common Threads
Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902