First Annual Ohio Hunger Dialogue
September 26-27, 2014
Featuring Keynote Speaker Ambassador Tony Hall
Three-Time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
One in six households in Ohio face food insecurity, the 10th worst state in the United States. Worldwide, 1.2 billion people suffer from hunger and malnutrition.
Walsh University’s Office of Global Learning and Office of Service Learning, in conjunction with Ohio Campus Compact, invite university administrators, faculty, and students to join with community partners and the general public in a dialogue to address issues of hunger in our local and global communities. The goal of this dialogue will be to seek solutions to domestic and global hunger through the teaching, research, and service activities of Ohio’s colleges and universities.
Based on the models of dialogues already held in Kansas and North Carolina, Ohio will be the third state to host a state-wide meeting of higher educators devoted to seeking hunger solutions.
The Hunger Dialogue kicks off Friday night with an 8 p.m. screening of the film "A Place at the Table." Saturday's keynote address will also feature the presentation of the Tony P. Hall Student Advocacy Award, which seeks to recognize the campus or campus program that is demonstrating impact and addressing hunger in innovative and effective ways in Ohio. Winners are chosen based on video contest entries.
A native of Dayton, Ambassador Tony Hall served Ohio for more than 20 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Ohio’s 3rd District. He then served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Missions on Food and Agriculture and is now the Executive Director of the Alliance to End Hunger, a policy and advocacy group based in Washington DC.
- Ohio Association of FoodBanks
- Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition
- Feeding America
- Food Innovation Center
- Children's Hunger Alliance
- Universities Fighting World Hunger
- Healthy Corner Stores Network
- Healthy Food Access Portal
- American Farmland Trust
- Food Corps
- The Food Trust
For more information, contact Dr. Douglas Palmer, Executive Director of Global Learning, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 330-490-7043.