Hunger Banquet (4/23)


How many times have you heard the phrase “I’m starving!” before going to eat dinner at Usdan? Is that what hunger really looks like? What about on a global scale?

Attend the Hunger Banquet–an interactive simulation of global inequality related to food, hunger, and income.

Upon entering the event, each attendee is assigned an income bracket—low, middle, or upper class—in correlation to the global distribution of wealth. Attendees then share a meal based on their respective income level.

During the meal, Professor Sarah Mahurin will be leading a discussion about the program and attendees’ reactions.

Tickets MUST be purchased in advance for a minimum $2 donation, with proceeds going to Oxfam America and Amazing Grace Food Pantry. They will be on sale during Usdan lunch April 17-23rd.

*Sponsored by Oxfam America, Haveli, Earth House, Farm House, Full House, Rho Ep, and Shoulder to Shoulder Homelessness Awareness Month.

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.