Feeding Boston, Changing the World

Mar 05, 2012, 16:14 ET from Oxfam America

BOSTON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event is being announced by Oxfam America:

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In celebration of International Women's Day, international humanitarian organization Oxfam America joins Lovin' Spoonfuls, Massachusetts Climate Action Network, Science Club for Girls, Slow Food Boston, and United Nations Association of Greater Boston for a panel and dinner event that draws attention to women on the frontlines of global hunger.


Here in Boston, women are innovators in building a better food system that provides healthy and sustainable choices.  Join us to celebrate women's achievements here and worldwide in changing the way we grow, eat, and share food so that everyone has enough to eat, always. Panelists range from local entrepreneurs to a Masaai farmer from Tanzania.


Hunger and poverty affect women and men alike but because women make up the majority of those living below the poverty line, they bear the heaviest burdens. Around the world 925 million people do not have enough food to eat, and women and young children are especially vulnerable.


This event, organized by Oxfam Action Corps Boston, is free and open to the public.  However, space is limited.  RSVP at hdasilva@oxfamamerica.org.  This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Curtis Fund of the Boston Foundation.




Anna Oloshuro Kalaita, Masaai farmer from Tanzania


Ashley Stanley, Founder, Lovin' Spoonfuls Inc., Boston


Molly Anderson, College of the Atlantic, Partridge Chair in Food & Sustainable Agriculture Systems


Melanie Hardy, Farm Manager, Land's Sake Farm, Weston


Keely Curliss, Youth Intern, The Food Project, Boston






Jennifer Hashley, Director, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Tufts University




Saturday, March 10, 2012


6:00 p.m.




Ballroom, Curry Student Center, Northeastern University




Many think that hunger is about too many people and not enough food. But that's not the case. Right now we grow enough food to feed everyone yet nearly one billion people go hungry.  Hunger is about power. Its roots lie in the inequalities in access to resources, from water and land, to education and healthcare. Although significant progress has been made since women took to the streets to demand their rights on the first International Women's Day in 1911, there is still a long way to go to create a truly equal world. This celebration of International Women's Day is a crucial moment to reflect on our achievements, but also how much further we have to go.

Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups over 90 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. Oxfam America is an affiliate of Oxfam. To join our efforts or learn more, go to www.oxfamamerica.org.

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