Oct. 31, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University’s annual Hunger Banquet will be held
Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Davidson Room in Memorial Center
(104 E. University St., Bloomington).
Tickets to attend the event and learn about food inequality are $5 and can be purchased
by calling (309) 556-3374 or during the lunch hour in the Center for Natural Science
Learning and Research (CNS) (201 Beecher St., Bloomington). Only 50 tickets are available.
The event is open to faculty, students, staff and the public.
The IWU Hunger Banquet is modeled after the original Hunger Banquet by Oxfam International
and has been held at Illinois Wesleyan since 2003. This year, it will be co-sponsored
by IWU’s Development Studies Team, International Studies Program and Amnesty International.
To increase awareness of food injustice worldwide, each participant in the banquet
will be given the name of someone in a low-, middle- or high-income class, who they
will represent. The socio-economic status of the person they are representing will
determine what food they are served for the banquet.
According to Laurine Brown, visiting associate professor of environmental studies
and health, Professor Rebecca Gearhart’s class, 274 People and Cultures of East Africa,
will develop a dramatic performance for the evening. The class will also choose what
organization to donate the ticket proceeds to.
For additional information, contact Brown at (309) 556-1067 or Professor of Political
Science William Munro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Shea Felde, ’14, (309) 556-3181 email@example.com