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Share Our Strength Founder to Speak in Anchorage

By | September 26, 2011

The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men and Women in Creating Community Change.

More than 17 million kids in America are at risk of hunger. That’s nearly 1 in 4. What is being done to combat this epidemic that continues to plague the nation?

Bill Shore, Share Our Strength Founder

On Friday, October 7th, Share Our Strength founder and executive director Bill Shore will be in Anchorage addressing the Alaska World Affairs Council about this very topic in a program titled, “The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men and Women in Creating Community Change” at the Hilton Hotel.  Mr. Shore founded Share Our Strength in 1984 in response to the Ethiopian famine and the focus it placed on the hunger problem in the United States.

In addition to political involvement – serving for multiple U.S. Senators from 1978-1991 – Mr. Shore has authored four books focused on social change, including Revolution of the Heart (1995), and The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men (2010).  Through Share our Strength, Mr. Shore has raised and invested more than $315 million to fight childhood hunger, and garnered the support of well-known national leaders in a variety of fields, including Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, who serves as a spokesperson for the organization.

Here is a video describing the project:

And a clip of Bill and Jeff Bridges on Larry King Live:

Event Details:
Friday, 7th October 2011
Anchorage Hilton Hotel-Chart Room
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. – Program begins at 12:00 p.m.
Lunch Program $25 for Members – $30 for Non-Members – $15 for Coffee/Dessert

For more information, check out the event listing at Alaska World Affair Council website.

About Alaska World Affairs Council

The Alaska World Affairs Council is a focused educational organization dedicated to stimulating interest in world affairs and inspiring its members to be involved in world events. The council was founded in 1958 by the late Evangeline Atwood with the conviction that better community education in world affairs is necessary for sound democratic citizenship. The Council does not take a stand on current-day issues but rather provides the population a wide spectrum of viewpoints and background information through its diverse range of programs and activities.