Sister Simone Campbell to talk on "Hunger and Hope in the Federal Budget … An Insider's View"

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     Sister Simone Campbell, best known for initiating the powerful “Nuns on the Bus” tours, will speak on Saturday, April 7, 7-9 PM, at Anderson Auditorium, Edgewood College (1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison).  Her topic will be:  Hunger and Hope in the Federal Budget … An Insider's View.”

     A reception will follow the presentation to allow conversation with Sr. Simone, executive director of NETWORK Social Justice Lobby in Washington, DC. She is also an attorney and poet, with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change.

     Noting the themes of the five “Nuns on the Bus” tours give a sense of her broad concerns:  economic justice, immigration reform, voter turnout, bridging divides in politics and society, and mending the gaps in wealth and access in the U.S.  In this presentation she will give special attention to how priorities in the Federal budget impact major human needs and concerns.

     Main co-sponsors of this event are Ecumenical Peace Working Group of Wisconsin (focusing on military and defense spending and the dangers of nuclear war) and COR General Education Program at Edgewood College.

Many other local sponsoring groups and individuals are also assisting.

     For more information, direct questions to or (608) 257-1259.

Note: Please allow some extra time to get to the venue because of the construction currently going on on Monroe Street.

Free parking is available on campus and the event is free and open to the public.