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Posted: April 25, 2011
Visiting presenter to speak on poverty in Nicaragua

Sarah Junkin-Woodard of the Center for Development in Central America (CDCA) will give a presentation titled "Living Out Justice: Building Lives and Sustainable Communities in Nicaragua," Thursday, April 28, from 4 to 4:30 p.m. in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, room 140. The event is free and open to the public.

Junkin-Woodard will talk with the University community about the CDCA's work with people in Nicaragua who live in poverty.

The CDCA responds to human needs created by poverty in a nation where 45 percent of the population lives on less than $1 per day. The organization is working to help communities become self-sufficient, sustainable, democratic entities, focusing its work in the areas of sustainable economic development, organic agriculture, appropriate technology, education and health care.

"The CDCA has been called to work with, and speak on behalf of, the poor in Nicaragua," says Junkin-Woodard. "We share their stories with folks in the U.S., in an effort to bridge the gap between us and our neighbors."

Crafts made by Nicaraguan artisans will be for sale between 2 and 4 p.m. Proceeds and donations will go to the operating expenses of the project.

For more information, contact Jim Henderson, professor of politics at CCU, at 843-349-2626.

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