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Community Connections: Hunger in Alamance County – March 31

Elon University and the (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News will hold a panel discussion on Hunger in Alamance County on March 31 from 7-8:15 p.m. in McKinnon Hall of the Moseley Center.

Hunger in Alamance County will be the theme to the third "Community Connections" campus programs taking place during the 2014-15 academic year in a partnership between Elon University and the Times-News of Burlington, N.C.

"We hope the audience leaves this event with an understanding of the real problem of food insecurity in our community. Our panelists have a diverse set of perspectives on the sources and consequences of the issue as well as insights into its alleviation," said Assistant Professor Jason Husser, Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement. 

The discussion takes place from 7-8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, in McKinnon Hall inside the university's Moseley Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists are well versed in key information about hunger in Alamance County.

  • Kim Crawford, Executive Director, Allied Churches of Alamance County
  • Wendi Woods, Woods Farm
  • Linda Allison, Deputy Director, Alamance County Department of Social Services
  • Svetlana Nepocatych, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Elon University

Members of the general public and campus community members selected the three themes - domestic violence, hunger, and "Alamance County in 2030" - via online voting and a fall College Coffee on campus.

Community Connections forums take on a lively format. They consist in large part of an expert panel having an open conversation with audience members.

The goal of Community Connections forums is to create thoughtful dialog with members of the university community as well as those who in live in Alamance County and the surrounding area. Previous forums have explored issues surrounding health care, gun violence and education.

The Community Connections program is co-sponsored by Elon's Council on Civic Engagement and the Times-News. For more information on the program, please contact Jason Husser at (336) 278-5239 or jhusser@elon.edu.

Jason Husser,
3/16/2015 11:45 AM