Oxfam America Hunger Banquet
- 7:00 PM
Thursday Nov 15, 2012
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons
You may not leave the Hunger Banquet with a full stomach, but we hope you will leave with a better understanding of hunger.
Please join us for the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, co-sponsored by Oxfam at Macalester, the Minnesota Oxfam Action Corps, the Civic Engagement Center, and Bon Appetit! Please register at: http://bit.ly/HungerBanquetMac
One in seven people goes to bed hungry every night. Not because there isn’t enough food, but because of deep imbalances in access to resources like fertile land and water. Few experiences bring to life the inequalities in our world more powerfully than an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet. You will experience firsthand the disproportionate distribution of food around the world, being randomly assigned to a high-, middle-, or low-income group and receiving a meal accordingly that is similar to what real people around the world receive on a daily basis depending on their income group. You will hear real stories from people impacted by hunger, famine, and poverty. Most importantly, we will have a conversation about why access to food, a basic need, is denied to so many and what can be done to rectify this disparity.
This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty and Public
Admission: Free, but please bring a nonperishable food item to donate
Sponsored By: Civic Engagement Center
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