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April 4: Rev. Mike Kinman explains how to make poverty history

Rev. Mike Kinman, the Executive Director of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation, leads a townhall meeting addressing “What Would Bono Do? Faith Communities and Eradicating Global Poverty”

When: Tuesday April 4 at 3:00 PM

Where: Butler University 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Pharmacy Building 103

On April 4, 2006, the Butler University chapter of Americans for Informed Democracy and the International Studies Club is giving students and community residents a chance to learn how they can take positive action to realize the landmark goal of making poverty history. The town hall event, entitled “What Would Bono Do? Faith Communities and Eradicating Global Poverty,” will feature the Rev. Mike Kinman, the Executive Director of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation. Kinman will talk with students and citizens in an open forum about the daunting but attainable task of ending global poverty, and the role that faith based communities in particular are playing in a global movement to accomplish this task.

The event’s distinguished speaker, the Rev. Mike Kinman, will discuss the United Nations Millennium Goals and movements, such as the ONE Campaign, that are working to help achieve them and that faith communities play a major role in. The Millennium Development Goals, which all 191 member states of the United Nations have pledged to support, address top issues ranging from ending starvation & ensuring universal primary education to empowering women & lowering infant mortality rates. The Millennium Goals require sustained international action and public pressure, and in reaching the goals, the world can finally end global poverty once and for all.

The town hall is part of a nationwide series of more than 100 town hall meetings and international videoconference dialogues taking place across the U.S. as part of a series entitled Fighting for What’s Right. The series seeks to raise awareness about the most pressing global development issues and to generate a nationwide dialogue about America’s responsibilities to those living in extreme poverty halfway around the world. The series is sponsored by Americans for Informed Democracy, a non-partisan educational organization that seeks to engage Americans in discussion about the future of the U.S. role in the world. For more, visit www.aidemocracy.org.

Admission is free and the general public, as well as students, are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact: Brittney Fisher, blfisher@butler.edu, 260.239.1101 or Seth Green, seth@aidemocracy.org, 202 270 6268

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