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Robert Egger Visit

KU Hillel Justice Group Sponsoring Event to Enhance Awareness and Involvement of Hunger and Homelessness Issues in the Lawrence Community

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  • Categories: Activism, Judaism
  • Event posted: March 25, 2009
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Event details

On the evening of Tuesday March 31st at 7:00 pm in the Alderson Auditorium KU Hillel along with the Coca Cola Grant Foundation will be hosting Robert Egger, one of the most powerful and influential leaders in the non-profit world. Mr. Egger will be speaking to our community of how we can be a part of the solution to our growing hunger and homelessness issues. Immediately following Robert Egger’s discussion an opportunity fair highlighting the work that non-profit organizations in our community provide will be held along with an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Robert Egger’s book “Begging for Change”. Robert Egger is the President and Founder of the D.C. Central Kitchen; a place where unemployed men and women learn marketable culinary skills while donated food is converted into balanced meals. Mr. Egger has been on the Non Profit Times “50 most Powerful and Influential Nonprofit Leaders” list in 2006,2007, and 2008; he is also a recipient of the 2004 James Beard Foundation “Humanitarian of the Year ‘award, and has been named an Oprah Angel. This event is brought to you through the sponsorship of the Coca Cola Grant Foundation and the hard work and leadership of J-Lead Tzedk, a group of KU Hillel students who work towards justice and awareness. During the first semester J-Lead Tzedek provided students with an opportunity to hear about justice programs and projects in the KU and Lawrence community. This semester these student leaders have worked to bring Robert Egger to our community and focus on hunger and homelessness issues and looking towards a solution. The Justice group, J-Lead Tzedek, has also created the program Challah for Hunger, which makes the Jewish traditional braided egg bread, and will be asking for a suggested donation of three dollars that will be donated to the Lawrence Community Shelter.

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