Jackie Joyner-Kersee & Jim Collins
Food Scarcity at Home and Abroad

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Founder and Olympian, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation

Jim Collins

CEO, DowDupont's Agricultural Division

Moderated by Jennifer Sirangelo

President and CEO, 4-H Council

November 15, 2018 7:00 PM    Dinner

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The state of global food security is uncertain, as roughly 800 million people go to bed hungry each night and agriculture and food businesses are caught in the crosshairs of a trade war between the US and China. Local food security is also major issue here in Los Angeles County, which has the largest population of food insecure people in the country. Join us on Thursday, November 15th for a special dinner discussion on global and domestic food security and agricultural issues with Jackie Joyner-Kersee, legendary UCLA and Olympic track star and community health champion, and Jim Collins, CEO of DowDupont's agricultural division, one of the world's largest crop seed and protection companies with operations in over 130 nations.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, winner of six Olympic Medals, is considered by ESPN to be one of the 50 Greatest Athletes of All Time and was voted Female Athlete of the 20th Century by Sports Illustrated for Women. Born and raised in East St. Louis, Jackie is committed to ensuring that all children have access to high quality after-school programs, safe recreational places within their communities and caring adults to help them achieve their dreams. In 1998 she founded the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation to instill the dream, drive and determination necessary to succeed in academics, athletics and leadership in the youth in the Greater East St. Louis area.

James C. Collins, Jr. is the CEO of Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. Prior to his role at DowDuPont, Mr. Collins was executive vice president of DuPont with responsibility for the company’s Agriculture segment, which included DuPont Pioneer and Crop Protection. A supporter of youth education and leadership, Mr. Collins served on the executive board of the Chester County Council Boy Scouts of America and has received an honorary American FFA Degree for his efforts to promote Agriculture education with youth in the United States.

Jennifer Sirangelo leads National 4-H Council in its mission to increase investment and participation in high-quality, 4-H positive youth development programs. She is focused on supporting growth and leadership development for nearly six million young people through 4-H programs in science, agriculture, health and citizenship. Sirangelo currently serves on the boards of AgriCorps and Imagine Science.

Please note you will receive a table assignment at this event. If you are attending with someone who is reserving their tickets separately, please let us know so that we can seat you together. 

Please reserve no later than 12:00 pm on Monday, November 12. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 pm on Monday, November 12 in order to receive a refund.