Annual SSWA Hunger Banquet
Thursday, November 20, 2012
Ballroom – Culp Center
SSWA will be hosting the Annual Hunger Banquet on Thursday, November 20th at 7:00 PM in the ball room right of the Culp Center.
For those who are not familiar with the Hunger Banquet, guests draw tickets at random that assign them each to either a high-, middle-, or low-income tier–based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. Each income level receives a corresponding meal: the 15 percent in the high-income tier are served a sumptuous meal; the 35 percent in the middle-income section eat a simple meal of rice and beans; and the 50 percent in the low-income tier help themselves to small portions of rice and water. Guests can also assume characterizations that describe the situation of a specific person at the income level to which they've been assigned.
Last year many of the Social Work professors offered extra credit to their students for attending this event, so you will want to check with your professor.
Donations are not required but greatly appreciated: Canned food or money donations will be donated to Oxfam.
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