Event Title

Oxfam Hunger Banquet with Screening of “A Place at the Table” and Discussion

Location

Memorial Union, Ballroom

Start Date

3-10-2014 4:00 PM

End Date

3-10-2014 6:30 PM

Description

Sarah Miller, Coordinator, Feinstein Civic Engagement Program. “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” In his remarks conveying the urgency of the struggle for civil and human rights while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King acknowledged that the movement was also a global struggle against poverty and hunger. At this Oxfam Hunger Banquet, participants will experience a unique and memorable interactive dinner which allows organizers and participants alike to experience firsthand how our decisions affect others in the world. This project is awareness based and will include local and global perspectives about food insecurity and the presence of chronic hunger in the wealthiest country in the world. After a Hunger Banquet event, few participants leave with full stomachs, but all possess a greater understanding of the problems of hunger and poverty and will hopefully be motivated to become engaged. Participants are asked to bring $2 or a non‐perishable food donation as admission.

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Oct 3rd, 4:00 PM Oct 3rd, 6:30 PM

Oxfam Hunger Banquet with Screening of “A Place at the Table” and Discussion

Memorial Union, Ballroom

Sarah Miller, Coordinator, Feinstein Civic Engagement Program. “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” In his remarks conveying the urgency of the struggle for civil and human rights while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King acknowledged that the movement was also a global struggle against poverty and hunger. At this Oxfam Hunger Banquet, participants will experience a unique and memorable interactive dinner which allows organizers and participants alike to experience firsthand how our decisions affect others in the world. This project is awareness based and will include local and global perspectives about food insecurity and the presence of chronic hunger in the wealthiest country in the world. After a Hunger Banquet event, few participants leave with full stomachs, but all possess a greater understanding of the problems of hunger and poverty and will hopefully be motivated to become engaged. Participants are asked to bring $2 or a non‐perishable food donation as admission.