Hunger

Francis Moore Lappe to speak at Des Moines WILPF event

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Jane Bibber Memorial Symposium & Strong, Feisty Woman Award Luncheon

Iowa Hunger Summit: United in Fighting Hunger

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 8:30am

Please join us as we celebrate our common heritage of humanitarian action at the 2012 Iowa Hunger Summit, the kick-off to our annual World Food Prize events. The sixth annual Iowa Hunger Summit will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. This year's events will focus on the role of collaboration and coalitions in combatting hunger, with a special emphasis on hunger among senior citizens.

Hope for the Hungry - Feeding Greater Des Moines

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 9:00am

The goal of Hope for the Hungry is to alleviate childhood hunger in the Greater Des Moines area by 2015. This symposium will seek creative solutions toward accomplishing this goal. Here is the day's outline:

Food not NATO - Elect To End Hunger & Poverty

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:00pm

Free and open to all!

-The amazing global effort to end poverty and militarism!
-An inspiring presentation by Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry.

Screening of Harvest of Grief

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 7:00pm


The Iowa International Center is sponsoring a showing of Harvest of Grief, a film highlighting the plight of Indian farmers driven to suicide by globalization.  This program is free and open to the public.

The hour-long documentary examines a wave of suicides among farmers, mostly in the Punjab region of India. Once considered the country’s prosperous breadbasket, the region has seen, by some accounts, as many as 40,000 suicides over the past 20 years.

March issue of Street Spirit now available as PDF

In our March issue, Street Spirit features Carol Harvey on "People's Power and the Struggle Against Poverty," linking civil resistance in Middle Eastern countries with progressive demonstrations in the US Midwest.  ALSO: Judy Lightfoot, Lynda Carson, Arnie Alpert, Aura Kanegeis.  Paul Bodin of Western Regional Advocacy Project, on the obsolescence and loss of public housing nationwide.  Lydia Gans and Buford Buntin on "food insecurity" in the SF Bay area.  Labor historian David Bacon on firings and deportations from burrito chain Chipotle.

March 2011 Street Spirit

March 2011 issue of Street Spirit

Food Policy, Social Justice, Hunger and Sustainability

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 8:30am

DrakeUniversity 2011 Innovation and Leadership Conference 

Theme: Food Policy, Social Justice, Hunger and Sustainability-A Cross-National Perspective

World Food Prize Laureates Program

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 6:00pm

Featuring Jo Luck, president of Heifer International and David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World to discuss fighting hunger in America and abroad.

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