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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Learn about hunger during the annual OxFam Hunger Banquet at UIS

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield will show hunger in a whole new way during the annual OxFam Hunger Banquet. The goal of the free event is to educate students and the public about hunger and poverty.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Student Life Building (SLB) Gym, located on the east side of the UIS campus. Parking is available in Lot B.

DETAILS: The OxFam Hunger Banquet is an interactive dinner where guests are placed randomly into three income related groups. These three groups eat a dinner based on their income level. Few participants leave with full stomachs, but all will have a greater understanding of hunger and poverty. The goal is to motivate participants to help combat the problem.

After the meal, the documentary A Place at the Table will be shown. The film is about food insecurity and hunger within the United States. Following the documentary, two speakers from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless will share their experiences with hunger and homelessness.

The event is sponsored by the UIS Student Government Association, the UIS Leadership for Life Service Organization, and the UIS Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series. All events are free and open to students and the public.

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