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The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Will be Site for 22nd Annual World Food Day Teleconference


Author of “Diet for a Small Planet” to Conduct Nationally Broadcasted Event; “Reflections on Fighting Hunger”


For Immediate Release  

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Contact:   Tim Kelly

                  Dottie Munro

                  Stockton Public Relations

                  (609) 652-4950


Galloway Township, NJ – The annual, nationally broadcasted World Food Day teleconference will be able to be viewed via satellite from the Performing Arts Center at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.  The event will be held on Friday, October 14, 2005 from 12:00 noon through 3:00 p.m. est on the Pomona campus.


The three-hour, national telecast is presented each year to promote awareness and discuss solutions for ending hunger around the world.  The program is available primarily by satellite downlinks at colleges and other institutions in the U.S. and will be carried by a number of cable stations, some PBS stations, and other educational outlets. 


Author and activist, Frances Moore Lappé, best know for her 1971 book, Diet for a Small Planet, will be the special guest and will discuss the basis for her position that the causes of hunger are human-made, and that social change could effectively create a hunger-free world.  She has written or co-written a myriad of books, including her 2002 release, Hope’s Edge; The Next Diet for a Small Planet, written with her daughter, Anna.   In addition to Lappés appearance, there will be a live uplink featuring Dr. Pedro Sanchez from the World Food Prize ceremonies in Iowa, along with videotaped cameos by Ambassador Tony Hall, U.S. Ambassador to the food agencies in Rome, Italy, and Dr. Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.


Continuing Education Credits, as well as ULTRA-credit for Stockton students, are available.  For more information, contact Dr. Melaku Lakew, Professor of Economics, at 609-652-4624, or via email at  The U.S. National Committee for World Food Day in Washington, DC can be contacted directly at 202-653-2404.  This event is free and open to the public.