Public Lecture: Joel Berg on Hunger in Developed Countries

October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014

3:45 pm To 6:00 pm

Melbourne Town Hall, 90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

03 9376 3800

Event Description

Joel will speak about hunger in developed countries, why it exists and how we can end it. His lecture aims to assist the Australian community to embrace the challenge of food insecurity and identify a strategic response.

He is hosted by Deakin University’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in partnership with SecondBite and the City of Melbourne. He is in Australia as a guest of the Right to Food Coalition, and will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural food security conference being held in Sydney.

This is Joel’s major public speaking engagement in Melbourne (#JoelBergMelb2014). Tickets are $10 each, with all proceeds donated to SecondBite.

About the speaker

Joel Berg is a leading US activist, researcher, and media spokesperson on domestic hunger and poverty. He is the Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, a not for profit organisation which works to “enact innovative solutions to help society move ‘beyond the soup kitchen’ to ensure economic and food self-sufficiency for all Americans”. He is the author of the book “All You Can Eat. How hungry is America?”.


SecondBite in association with Deakin University and City of Melbourne

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