Did you know that more than 30 percent of children in developing countries–about 600 million–live on less than $1 a day?
On April 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Gottesman Room, students in Professor Chris Walther’s Psychology of Civic Engagement class will host A New Millennium: Hunger Banquet where you can learn about the effects of poverty and hunger from World Vision, a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
Guests will be seated at tables, which are assigned a social class and filled with either “high,” “middle,” or “low” class people. Information about your social class including your salary, what necessities you could afford, and what percent of the world is made up of your assigned class will be provided in a pamphlet at your table. Along with this was information on what that night’s donations to UNICEF can buy. For example, just $5 can provide an emergency health kit for one person for three months, with medical supplies and drugs to cover basic health needs.
Speakers will discuss the importance of raising awareness about hunger and poverty, sustainable development, and the Millennium Development goals set by the United Nations. Following presentations, guests are invited to eat in order of class (highest class first). Food, including soda, pizza, pasta, bagels, and many desserts, have been donated by people from the surrounding area.
Tickets cost $6 and may be purchased by e-mailing Alex Theodores at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the door of the event. All proceeds will be donated to the US Fund for UNICEF.
Co-sponsored by PSY 233: Psychology of Civic Engagement, Golden Key International Honor Society, Pforzheimer Honors College, Psychology Club, and many other organizations!