LATINO Magazine will present a NO MAS HAMBRE Forum from 6:00PM – 8:00PM on July 26, 2012 at the National Museum of Mexican Art in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The event is free and open to the public and will include community leaders, elected officials, anti-hunger activists, and representatives of the media. Complimentary botanitas and refreshments will be served at 6:00PM and there will be free valet parking.
“Nearly one in three Latinos go hungry,” said LATINO Publisher Alfredo Estrada, “although many of us simply aren’t aware of this crisis. If we want to end hunger, we need to get our community actively engaged.”
The Forum is part of NO MAS HAMBRE, a nationwide initiative launched by LATINO Magazine and its partners such as the AARP Foundation to raise awareness of hunger in the Latino community. Events such as this are being held around the country leading up to the NO MAS HAMBRE Summit in Washington, DC on December 7.
The Forum will cover topics such as food insecurity among Latino elderly, SNAP outreach, nutrition and wellness, childhood obesity and other issues. The audience will then participate in a question and answer session with panelists and speakers, including:
Roberto Renteria, Founder of the From the Barrio Foundation Angel L. La Luz, Jr., Community Partnerships, Greater Chicago Food Depository Elba Aranda-Suh, Executive Director, National Latino Education Institute Angel Gutierrez, Vice President, Catholic Charities of Chicago Karen Patyk, Program Manager, Hunger Impact Area, AARP Foundation David Hayes-Bautista, Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, U. of Cal. at Los Angeles
NO MAS HAMBRE is made possible with the support of partners such as the AARP Foundation, Sodexo, Servicemaster, HOY, Telemundo Channel 44, Feeding America, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Feeding Illinois, Gads Hill Center, the National Latino Education Institute, Las Comadres, the National Museum of Mexican Art and others. For more information, go to Facebook.com/NoMasHambreForum or contact Evelyn Castillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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