Twitter town hall with global hunger expert, Roger ThurowMay 9th, 2012 | by Guest Blogger
Victoria Marzilli is Oxfam America’s New Media Specialist focusing on social media.
Join us on May 17 for an interactive discussion on Twitter with global hunger expert and author of Enough and The Last Hunger Season, Roger Thurow.
What is a Twitter town hall? The Twitter town hall is meant to be an interactive Q&A session that anyone can participate in from anywhere! Follow #G8chat to get an expert’s take on global hunger and how we can work towards solving it at this year’s G8 Summit.
How can I participate? Just log in to your Twitter account (or sign up if you haven’t already) and then follow the #G8chat hashtag for all the tweets. This will automatically refresh with new tweets from the chat as they come in. The conversation will begin promptly at 11am EST and will run for one hour. Jump in anytime with a question or comment, in 140 characters or less, but remember to include the #G8chat hashtag so that we can find your question! Roger Thurow @RogerThurow will answer your questions about hunger, poverty, and how we can work towards a solution. The chat will be moderated by @OxfamAmerica. Also joining us will be @ChicagoCouncil, @GlobalAgDev, and members of Oxfam America staff.
About Roger: Roger Thurow is a senior fellow for Global Agriculture and Food Policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. For thirty years, he was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. He is, with Scott Kilman, the author of Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty, which won the Harry Chapin Why Hunger book award and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award. His new book, The Last Hunger Season: a year in an African Farm Community on The Brink of Change, will be released on May 29, 2012. He is a 2009 recipient of the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award. He lives near Chicago.