Press Advisory: Jubilee USA Holds IMF/World Bank Meetings Vigil, Teach-In and Press Conference this Friday and Saturday

Photo Opportunities of hundreds of paper chains and Sukkah Raising Friday and Saturday Outside IMF and World Bank (schedule below)

Jubilee USA, IMF and World Bank Press Conference
Friday, October 14th, 2:15 PM
(Press RSVP to receive Facebook live link and ask questions online)

Who: 
 Reverend Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, The United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society; Patricia Miranda, Latin American Network on Social and Economic Justice; Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA Network 

What: 
Religious and development leaders hold a press conference, vigil and teach-in to comment on the IMF, World Bank, G7 and G20 meetings. The annual meetings are where consequential decisions affecting billions of people and our planet are made. In the face of shocks from the Ukraine war, the pandemic and food crisis, religious and development groups call on world leaders to support jobs, vaccine distribution, debt relief, economic aid and climate change solutions.
 
Where:
Outside IMF and World Bank, Community Park 1824-1884 H St NW, Washington, DC 20006.
 

Schedule for Friday, October 14th
  • 10:00 AM: Raising the Sukkah
  • 2:00 PM: Opening Prayer Service
    • Reverend Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, The United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society
  • 2:15 PM: Press Conference

  • 2:45 PM: Teach-In

    • Ktjel Abildnes, Norwegian Church Aid

    • Elise Bean, Director, Washington Office of Levin Center, Wayne Law, author and former lead investigator for Senator Carl Levin

    • Daniela Berdeja, Latin American Network on Social and Economic Justice

    • Tom Cardamone, Global Financial Integrity

    • Imani Countess, US/Africa Bridge Building Project

    • Iolanda Fresnillo, European Network on Debt and Development

    • Tim Jones, Debt Justice UK

    • Matti Kohonen, Financial Transparency Coalition

    • Richard Kozul-Wright, Director, Globalization and Development Strategies Division, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

    • Katherine Marshall, Interfaith 20 and Berkley Center on Religion, Peace and World Affairs

    • Matthew Martin, Debt Relief International

    • Patricia Miranda, Latin American Network on Social and Economic Justice

    • Rick Rowden, American University

  • 5:15 PM: Closing Prayer Service
    • Susan Gunn, Director, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Schedule for Saturday, October 15th
  • 9:00 AM: Vigil

  • 12:00 PM: Break the Chains of Debt: Paper Chains and Messages Delivered to IMF and G20

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*In-person on-camera interviews available. Photo opportunities.*
Contact: Mizraim Belman Guerrero, Communications and Outreach Director
[email protected] / (202) 430-6975