Date: Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Time: 5:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Commons, Chapin
Sponsored by: Residential Life, Mike's Hard Complex
Contact: russelm, Mike Russell / 608-363-2350
One in seven people goes hungry. But hunger is not about too many people and too little food. Our rich and bountiful planet produces enough food to feed every woman, man, and child on Earth. Hunger is about power. Its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources. The results are illiteracy, poverty, war, and the inability of families to grow or buy food.
Here's how it works: Guests draw tickets at random that assign them to a high, middle, or low-income tier, based on the latest statistics of people living in poverty. Each income level receives a corresponding meal--filling and nutritious or sparse and simple. When the meal is done, guests are invited to share their thoughts and take action.
Thanks to Oxfam America for thier help with this event.
This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff.