ATTN CHICAGOLAND MAZON PARTNERS!
Anshe Emet Synagogue Anti-Hunger Advocacy Shabbaton
This Weekend: February 5-7, 2010
Please join together for an Anti-Hunger Advocacy Shabbaton, beginning this Friday, February 5th, at Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 North Broadway in Chicago. The “Community Gardens” YAD Event infuses the Shabbat services and dinner with the spirit of community gardening and how these projects fight hunger. The guest speaker is Ben Helphand, the Executive Director of NeighborSpace.
The Saturday morning service features a d’var on hunger issues and ways to advocate for change, with very special guest, Senator Dick Durbin, the Democratic Party Whip (the second highest Democratic position in the Senate). Following the service, Professor Daniel Block of Chicago State University leads a 1:00 pm lecture, “Addressing Food Deserts in Chicago”, on food access issues, food growing, and community development.
An Anti-Hunger Advocacy Summit caps off the Shabbaton on Sunday, February 7th at 10:30 am. Elected officials from all levels of government will be on-hand, including US Rep. Mike Quigley, State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, Alderman Helen Shiller and Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer as we push leadership to be more aggressive in their fight against hunger. Get involved by joining other MAZON supporters in the spirit of na’aseh – we will do – to learn and respond to local challenges and community struggles.
Admission is free. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.