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Jo Comerford to Speak at BCC
Sep 9, 2010
"Out of Balance: The Current State of U.S. Federal Spending Priorities," will be the topic of a forum, Thursday, September 23, at 12:15 PM, on the main campus of Berkshire Community College, in room K-111 of the Koussevitzky Arts Center. Admission is free and the forum is open to the public.

Jo Comerford, Executive Director of the National Priorities Project staff since July, 2008, is responsible for an institution which is dedicated to keeping track of where our federal government chooses to spend our tax dollars. The institution further documents what other priorities of government are being overlooked through current allocations of funds. Comerford's insights, it might be said, are right on the money in these days where individuals, communities and states are having extremely difficult time meeting their financial obligations.

Those privileged to have heard Comerford speak at BCC in the past know that she combines a keen intellect with a warm heart and a dedicated life. Her presentations have always been very well received. Most recently, Comerford served as Director of Programs at The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts working to meet the complex and immediate demands of hunger in the region, as well as for systemic community food security. Prior to The Food Bank, Jo directed the American Friends Service Committee's social justice and peace efforts in western Massachusetts. She holds an MSW in community organizing from Hunter College School of Social Work and is an adjunct faculty member of Smith College School of Social Work.

For more information on this event, contact Nicole Mooney, BCC's Forum Coordinator, at 413-236-4668 or

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