In this speech, Addams tells the alumnae of the University of Michigan at the Chicago College club, how they can help with the food shortage crisis by conserving food and understanding the production of food.
Addams argues that international peace is not a failed idea, and even though World War One is in the early stages of fighting it is not to late to stop war from continuing. Bryan also claims that peace is possible with mediation.
Addams enclosed a poem from a soldier fighting in World War I and offers it for use to Kellogg. Addams further explains her reasons and hesitations in providing reviews of nine books Kellogg had sent her.