University of Portland
01-01-2013
Contact: John Furey, Joe Kuffner

University of Portland to host activist and author Jeff Dietrich Thursday, January 24

University of Portland will host activist, author, and cook Jeff Dietrich at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Dietrich will present “Broken and Shared: Tales from a Hippie Kitchen.” The presentation, free and open to the public, will be held in the Executive Boardroom on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.

For over 40 years, Dietrich has lived in community at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker House in solidarity with the poor. Through his efforts, three million meals have been provided to the homeless on L.A.’s Skid Row. He is the author of “Broken and Shared: Food, Dignity, and the Poor on LA’s Skid Row,” which is comprised of thought-provoking essays.

For more information, please contact Jamie Powell of the Garaventa Center at powell@up.edu or 503-943-7702.

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

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