The Conference of Leadership for Change

March 1, 2014


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ENGAGE: The Conference of Leadership for Change

Pre-Conference Film Screening: A Place at the Table

Date: Friday, February 28, 2014

Location: Hyma Auditorium, 1st floor Christopher Hall of Science, West Virginia Wesleyan College

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us for this pre-conference film screening and discussion!

Fifty million people in the United States—including one in five children—suffer from hunger and do not get enough to eat on a regular basis to be healthy and active. In A Place at the Table, directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush follow three families struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a fifth-grader who often depends on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a second-grader who suffers from asthma, obesity and related health issues, which are exacerbated by the poor quality of the food her hard-working mother can afford.

Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger and obesity pose serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation and how food access issues could be solved once and for all if the American public decides—as we have in the past—that making healthy food available and affordable is in all of our best interests.

There are several options for lodging in the Buckhannon area. The three locations below will be providing a discounted rate to anyone who mentions attending the “Engage Conference at West Virginia Wesleyan College.”

Microtel Inn & Suites
2 Northridge Drive
Buckhannon, WV 26201

Bi-Centennial Inn
88E Main St.
Buckhannon, WV 26201

Hampton Inn
1 Commerce Blvd
Buckhannon, WV 26201


Registration ends February 19th! Don't miss out on this opportunity!