September 28, 2007
Stand up against Poverty
Stand up for the Millennium Development Goals
What would happen if every nation, every race and every person stood up to end extreme poverty? Find out October 17 at 7 p.m. at Webster University’s Sunnen Lounge, 175 Edgar Road. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 314-255-7031 or go to www.ONEstl.org.
Come and stand with ONE St. Louis and its partners as we break the world record for number of people standing against poverty. Dr. Mark Manary, creator of the Peanut Butter Project, a program for malnourished children, will share his experiences working in Africa. Bobby Williams will perform slam poetry. Participants will have the opportunity to raise, not only their hands, but also their voice to influence poverty-focused legislation that will end global AIDS and extreme poverty.
Co-sponsored by Bread for the World, ONE Webster, International Partners in Mission (IPM), ONE World, Alliance for Students Against Poverty (ASAP) and Microfinancing Partners in Africa.
Dr. Manary received his undergraduate education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a B.S. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. In 1982 he earned his M.D. degree at Washington University School of Medicine and then served his internship and residency in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital. After working in Tanzania and serving as Medical Officer and Acting Clinical Director of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Dr. Manary returned to St. Louis and became an Instructor in Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. In 1994 he was promoted to Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. He is board certified in Pediatrics and subspecialty board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. His clinical and teaching duties include working as an attending physician in the Emergency Unit at St. Louis Children's Hospital where he serves as a preceptor for pediatric housestaff and medical students rotating through the unit.
Dr. Manary's research interests focus on different aspects of nutrition in populations of developing countries, especially in Malawi, Africa. Dr. Manary has been awarded multiple grants and awards to fund his research activities, most recently including grants from the Thrasher Research Fund, Nestle Foundation, and the Allen Foundation. Dr. Manary is a member of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition.