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Community invited to CARE presentation on advocacy, involvement

Members of the community and campus are invited to attend a presentation on advocacy and global social involvement on Tuesday, April 2, at 5 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of Western Carolina University’s A.K. Hinds University Center.

Whitney Griggs, CARE’s Southeastern regional advocacy manager, will speak to “Dive Deep into Advocacy.”

CARE ― the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere ― is an international humanitarian aid organization known for its emergency relief efforts, as well as medical care and hunger assistance in war-torn regions. The organization was created following World War II to rush lifesaving food and supplies to devastated countries through its subsequently iconic “CARE packages.”

“During the session, attendees will experience the stories of individuals affected by initiatives of CARE, students from WCU who have been part of CARE advocacy, the reality of why our foreign budget matters not just for other countries but for the safety and security of our own country, and other realities of life around the globe and our action or inaction,” said Dean Martin, research assistant in WCU’s College of Education and Allied Professions and an event organizer.

The session will include a question-and-answer period and information on how to become involved in CARE’s national conference, scheduled for Sunday, June 9, through Tuesday, June 11, at George Washington University in   Washington, D.C.

The event is co-sponsored by WCU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy and Religion Department, Department of Intercultural Affairs, DegreePlus and the Jerry Jackson Lecture Series. For more information, contact Martin at 828-227-2082 or

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