Hunger banquet will celebrate Nov. 22 The Newman Center invites you to join them and Oxfam American in celebrating 25 years of helping poor communities around the world. Oxfam America is a non-profit organization that seeks to address the problems of global poverty, hunger and injustice; and has been providing this service for 25 years.
You can join in the celebration by attending the annual Hunger Banquet sponsored by the Newman Center's Peace and Justice Committee. The Hunger Banquet will be held this Sunday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Newman Center. The event has a twofold purpose: to raise consciousness about global hunger and poverty while raising funds for Oxfam's work.
The Hunger Banquet is a vivid dramatization of the inequitable distribution of food and resources in today's world. Participants at the banquet are randomly placed in high, middle and low income groups proportionate to the distribution of wealth around the globe. At the Hunger Banquet itself, most will eat just rice, some will eat rice and potatoes, a few will eat a chicken dinner, and a couple will be served a steak dinner. Few leave the banquet will full stomachs, but all leave with a new understanding about the problem of world hunger.
At this year's Hunger Banquet a returned Peace Corps Volunteer will share reflections on his experiences in Kenya. Tickets are one dollar and may be purchased in advance or at the door on Sunday. Proceeds go to support hunger relief organizations. For more information, call 624-2697.