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Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty and Hunger

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 5:15pm
Portland, ME
The University of Southern Maine Food Studies Program invites you to their workshop series on Hunger and Poverty.  
Donna Beegle 
First Parish Church
425 Congress Street, Portland

Donna Beegle, president of Communications Across Barriers, is a nationally-acclaimed expert on understanding the causes of and solutions to poverty and hunger. She works directly with children and adults living in poverty, as well as all professionals who want to make a difference for those living in the crisis of poverty.

Donna will be delivering a keynote address along with a panel of several local activists. This will be followed by a training entitled Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty and Hunger. The agenda for the day is below. Both events are free and open to the public. The training, however, does require registration as space is limited. You can register for this training by contacting Lisa Marie Lindenschmidt, Administrative Specialist, Food Studies Program, at or by calling (207) 780-4490.

  • 11:00a - 11:45a: Meet and Greet
  • 11:45a - 1:45p: Donna Beegle, Keynote, with a panel of local activists
    (500-person limit; no registration required)
  • 2:15p - 5:15p: Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty and Hunger training
    (100-person limit; registration required)

Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.