WVU Hunger Awareness Week 2016

Hunger Awareness Week 2016!

The WVU Food Justice Lab, OXFAM America at WVU, UNICEF Campus Initiative at WVU, WVU Center for Black Culture and Research, Peace Corps, and the WVU Office of Multicultural Programs are proud to announce WVU Hunger Awareness Week 2016 from Monday, April 18th-Saturday, April 23rd.  We are hosting a series of events throughout the week that are open to all WVU students, faculty, and staff. 

Food Chain$ Documentary Showing: Monday, April 18th from 6:00-8:00pm in the Gold Ballroom of the MountainLair. Join the WVU Center for Multicultural Programs, WVU Food Justice Lab, OXFAM America at WVU, and UNICEF Campus Initiative at WVU for a showing of the documentary Food Chain$.  Food Chain$ explores the human costs of America’s food system by documenting tomato workers’ efforts to bring justice to the fields of Florida.  Free pizza will be provided.


Food and Healing: The KISRA Story: Tuesday, April 19th from 7:00pm-9:00pm in the WVU MountainLair Rhododendron Room.  Join us for a community dialogue on race, food, and healing hosted by the WVU Center for Black Culture and Research and WV FOODLINK.  Lecturers include Carl Chadband (CEO of Kanawha Institute of Social Research and Action (KISRA)), Ture Johnson (Farm Supervisor at KISRA), Megan Govindan (Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, WVU Nutrition), Taya Williams (Coordinator of WV Office of Min
ority Health), and Mohamed Ali (WV FOODLINK Outreach Coordinator).  The event will be moderated by Dr. Bradley Wilson (Director of the Food Justice Lab, WVU Geography).


Girl Rising Movie Showing: Make a difference for girls around the world, come to the screening of Girl Rising! The showing is in the Mountainlair’s Gluck Theatre on Wednesday, April 20th 7 PM – 9 PM.  Meet a recruiter from the Peace Corps and learn how you can join the global movement.

GIrl Rising

WVU Hunger Banquet 2016: Saturday, April 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm at Towers Hall Blue Ballroom.  Join WVU Food Justice Lab, OXFAM America at WVU, and UNICEF Campus Initiative, and WVU FirstHand for an interactive hunger- awareness dinner.  The place where you sit, and the meal that you eat, are determined by the luck of the draw—just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty. The banquet will be an open forum to discuss the issues surrounding hunger on a local and global scale. Dr. Bradley Wilson, Director of the Food Justice Lab, will share stories of struggle for food sovereignty both domestically and internationally.  Tickets are available for purchase (by donation) at the MountainLair April 18th-22nd or at the event.