"Hunger in Milwaukee and the World: What We Can Do About It" Feb 13

Event Dates: 
02/13/21

Saturday Feb 13,  10 – 11:30 am  "Hunger in Milwaukee and the World:  What We Can Do About It" - A Virtual Zoom Program Featuring a Panel Discussion  with Lady Lee Thompson, David Sinclair, & Maureen Fitzgerald. Sponsored by The United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee.                                                                                     

Hunger stalks Milwaukee and the World and is getting worse with the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the UN World Food Programme, 135 million people suffer from acute hunger largely due to man-made conflicts, climate change, and economic downturns.  The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to double that number putting an additional 130 million people at risk of suffering acute hunger. 

The following panel of local and international experts and activists will share what is important to know about hunger in Milwaukee and the World and what local and global organizations are doing to diminish food insecurity.  You will hear specifics about how Milwaukee and distant places like Yemen are facing a desperate food insecurity crisis.  We look forward to your questions and comments following the panel discussion.   

Lady Lee Thompson is a 2020-2021 UNA-USA Global Goals Ambassador promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Inclusive Economic Growth, Full and Productive Employment, and Decent Work for All. She is a global advocate for women’s self-sufficiency, African diaspora inclusion, youth & women’s empowerment, agricultural skill transfer, investment matchmaking for minority business enterprises, gender equality, and responding to the impact of COVID-19 on food security

David Sinclair is a local community advocate for low-income families on Milwaukee’s North Side. Currently, he is a program director at Community Advocates. Also, he manages the food pantries located at WestCare and Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church.

Maureen Fitzgerald is the owner of Maureen Fitzgerald Consulting, a public policy and advocacy resource for nonprofits and governmental agencies. She worked as the Director of Advocacy at Hunger Task Force for the last 11 years.  Prior to that she practiced criminal defense law in Milwaukee.  She is a graduate of Marquette & Marquette University Law School.

Advance registration is required.  To register, go to:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vc-ippjsqGN0DiBvtHRhzj17v4myT7r0f.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting. For more information: Contact Martha Collins at martha4progress@gmail.com or 414.435.6482.

The UNA-GM website is available at www.unamilwaukee.weebly.com