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World Food Day Film Screening of "Hunger in a World of Plenty"
American Jewish World Service, Oxfam Action Corps NYC, The Hunger Project's Young Professionals Committee, and Union Theological Seminary
Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
The film, "Hunger in a World of Plenty," addresses why, in world that has enough resources to feed 12 billion people, nearly one billion people are chronically hungry. Following what will be the United States premiere of the film, Constituent Liaison/Immigration Caseworker for Senator Kirstin Gillibrand, Julina Guo, will moderate a discussion among Senior Liaison Officer Sharon Brennen-Haylock (Food and Agriculture Organization Liaison Office to the United Nations), Vice President for Africa Programs Dr. Idrissa Dicko (The Hunger Project), Director of Education and Community Engagement Stephanie Ives (American Jewish World Service), and Senior Campaigns Advisor Rohit Malpani (Oxfam America) about topics addressed in the film and ways in which attendees can take action on a local level. After the film and discussion, guests can sample tastings of recipes prepared for Oxfam America on the occasion of World Food Day by noted chefs Giada De Laurentiis, Mark Bittman, José Andrés, and the Mennonite Central Committee.
This event is cosponsored by Bread for the World, the Brooklyn Food Coalition, Buddhist Global Relief, CHEFs for Schools, Inc., NYU Chapter, DIG (Development in Gardening), FeelGood Columbia University, Helen Keller International, the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Special Interest Group of the Greater New York Dietetic Association, the International Youth Council, NYPIRG, Small Planet Institute, United Methodist Committee on Relief, and WhyHunger.