Oxfam America Hunger Banquet

Event Date: 
November 9, 2011 - 6:00pm
Location: 
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

Oxfam America Hunger Banquet

Event Date: 

November 9, 2011 - 6:00 - 9:00 PM CST

Location: 
 DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus Cortelyou Commons, Chicago, Illinois

Join Senior Researcher and Nourishing the Planet project Director as she speaks at this Oxfam America Hunger Banquet.

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Summary:

Since 1974, hundreds of thousands of people have taken action against hunger by hosting Oxfam America Hunger Banquets in homes, campuses, schools, and places of worship around the country. This year, we've updated our signature event with new stories from around the world.

At an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, guests randomly draw tickets that assign them to different income levels, based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. Depending on where they sit, some receive a filling dinner, while others eat a simple meal or share sparse portions of rice and water. Oxfam America Hunger Banquet guests can also take on the roles of real people from around the world and share their experiences with others. While not all guests leave with full stomachs, many gain a new perspective on the root causes of hunger and poverty—and will feel motivated to do something to help.