Lou Douglas Lecture Schedule
Lou Douglas Lecture for Spring 2013
Schedule of Activities for February 19, 2013:
Hunger Dialogue 1:30 - 4:30 pm. K-State Student Union
Lou Douglas Lecture 7:00 pm Union Grand Ballroom
Food packaging Event Immediately following the lecture
Photo Exhibit Feb. 18 - March 3, Union Second Floor
February 19, 2013
Kansas State University, Union Ballroom
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
1:30-4:30 p.m., K-State Student Union Flint Hills Room
Facilitated by the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) at Kansas State University, the dialogue brings together a variety of individuals and organizations in the greater Manhattan community committed to eliminating hunger. ICDD is a group of faculty, students, and community members who have a common goal of improving the quality of public discourse throughout the state of Kansas and communities worldwide. They are a non-partisan, diverse group of scholars, students, and practitioners who work to promote citizen discourse and decision making on tough political and social issues.
For more information, or to confirm participation in the dialogue contact Myles Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chandra Ruthstrom at email@example.com.
Rick McNary became intensely aware of hunger as a pastor leading a Central American mission trip when a starving girl asked him to feed her. He dedicated himself to fighting world hunger and recruiting volunteers to help. Rick founded Numana Inc., a non-profit that in the first six months of 2010 empowered over 120,000 volunteers to package over 20 million nutritious meals for the Salvation Army’s response to the Haiti disaster and recovery.
Rick is an innovator and advocate in the hunger space as evidenced by the development of the Kansas Hunger Dialogue, which gathered top administrators, faculty, and students from Kansas’ institutions of higher learning to collaborate on hunger. Rick is also the 2012 recipient of a National Innovation Award from the Alliance to End Hunger for his Healthy Foods/Hunger Free Community model. He also serves on the steering committee for the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit in Kansas in March 2013.
Rick is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Relationships for Outreach, Inc. (http://www.outreachprogram.org/). He also serves as a Liaison for Universities Fighting World Hunger of Auburn University for UFHW Summit 2013, and as Treasurer of the Executive Board for the Alliance to End Hunger in Washington, D.C.
Throughout his professional career, Rick has excelled in community leadership, teaching others the power of effective teamwork and volunteerism. Rick is a frequent keynote speaker on the topic of world hunger and blogs for several difference hunger sites. He lives in Kansas.
The mission of Outreach is to provide safe water, food, medical care and education to children and those in need at home and abroad.
Meals and Ingredients Packed or Supplied to Date: 224,478,180
Rick will also have a photo exhibit on the second floor of the Union.
Fifty miles from the Somalia/Kenya border is the largest refugee camp in the world currently holding 500,000 refugees. Writer and photographer Rick McNary captures the images and tells the story of the horror and the hope of the international conundrum of the refugee crisis in the Horn of Africa. This exhibit gives voice to the issues and strategies of humanitarian agencies that serve to mitigate the crisis.