Center for Service and Leadership Aims to Spread Awareness of World Poverty

Posted: November 8, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Center for Service and Leadership and Mason Dining Services will join forces in presenting the annual Hunger Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 16, to educate students and others about the realities of global poverty. The event will be held at George’s on the third floor of the Johnson Center from 6 to 8 p.m.

Throughout the course of the Hunger Banquet event, participants — either knowingly or not — will serve to characterize the unequal distribution of wealth in the world. The event provides a dramatization that puts the participants in the shoes of many in the third world.

In addition, Mason graduate Sarah Godlewski, along with her colleague John Wanda, will share their recent volunteer experiences in Uganda serving with the Arlington Academy of Hope, a local charity whose mission is to enrich the lives of children in rural Uganda by providing access to a high-quality, well-rounded education within their village communities.

To participate in the Hunger Banquet, a small donation, either $5 or five cans of food, is requested. All monetary contributions will be given to Oxfam America and the Arlington Academy of Hope, while all food products will be given to the Fairfax Area Christian Emergency and Transitional Services.

The Center for Service and Leadership promotes positive change and civic engagement by combining academic study, leadership development and direct community service.

For additional information on the Hunger Banquet, call the Center for Service and Leadership at 703-993-2900 or visit the web site.

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