The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) 50th anniversary celebration will take place virtually May 14-15.
CCHD is the national anti-poverty and social justice program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Each year, the Diocese of Davenport hosts a CCHD collection in November, with 25% of funds staying local and 75% going to national efforts.
The national 50th anniversary celebration will kick off with Cardinal Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago leading a prayer service and offering a keynote address.
The event will include breakout sessions about the different ways CCHD-supported community organizations are working to address poverty’s root causes, and how individuals and organizations can stand in solidarity with this work. The topics include worker owned co-ops, empowerment of migrants and refugees, poverty and racism, access to affordable housing, and young adult engagement. Participants will be able to participate in a panel discussion about the past, present and future of CCHD and participate in small group discussions, regional discussions and networking.
Current and former CCHD interns are invited to participate in a special gathering to network, share and build community with other current and former interns. To register for this exclusive event, email cchd.50th@
The cost to attend is $50 through May 10. Financial assistance is available. To register, or for more information, go to www.povertyusa.org/cchd50.