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Tickets on sale for global poverty-relief effort
November 2, 2009

PULLMAN — With an invitation for WSU students and the WSU and Pullman communities to “experience world hunger,” the WSU YMCA and a human development class are arranging five “hunger banquets” over four days, Nov. 15-18.

Tickets for $5 each went on sale Monday, Nov. 2. They will be sold every day 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Cougar Card Center, located in Room 60 of the CUB.

The idea is based on banquets given by Oxfam International, an international poverty-relief organization. Participants don’t know how much – or how little – food they might get. The point is to illustrate the inequality of food distribution … » More …

Hunger and homelessness week aims to educate
November 6, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Pullman students, faculty and staff can help fight hunger and homelessness Nov. 11-17 through a series of events that are meant to bring awareness, education and support to the problem.

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is a national event that aims to heighten awareness of hunger and homelessness issues. With this in mind, the Center for Civic Engagement is working with various groups on campus to bring a variety of events to campus, according to Laura Lahne, student involvement coordinator for the Center for Civic Engagement.

A “Campus Canned Food Drive” … » More …

Vancouver lecture series eyes homelessness
January 20, 2005

“Globalization of Homelessness and Poverty” is the focus of Washington State University Vancouver’s Spring 2005 Honors Lecture Series.The series, which will take place throughout spring semester, will feature nine lectures dealing with poverty. Upcoming lectures include:Feb. 27, Mark Lakeman, representative from The City Repair Project in Portland, will discuss “The Village Lives.” March 17, “BOOM! The Sound of Eviction,” a documentary film, will be shown.March 31, Jack Tafari of Dignity Village of Portland and Dr. Wendy Kohn, president of Kwamba Productions, will present “Documentary Film Making and the Dignity Village Tool Kit.” April 7, Richard Raymond with Physicians for Social Responsibility will discuss the health … » More …