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|Free Film Screening and Oxfam Hunger Banquet|
|Date||Sunday November 13|
|Time||5:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
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David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
We're hosting a free screening of Africa's Last Famine along with an Oxfam Hunger Banquet. RSVP now and join us!
RSVP: sanfrancisco [at] oxfamactioncorps.org
Screening of Africa’s Last Famine, a co-production of Oxfam America and LinkTV:
Sadly, World Food Day 2011 was marked by one of the worst famines in recent history. But, with the right planning and a few new ideas, it could be the last. This 22 minute film features recent stories from the Horn of Africa and beyond, and including solutions being implemented around the world to prove that hunger isn't inevitable.
Oxfam America Hunger Banquet:
Guests randomly draw tickets when they arrive that assign them to different income levels, based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. While not all guests leave with full stomachs, many will gain a new perspective on the root causes of hunger and poverty—and will feel motivated to do something to help.
Everyone on earth has the same basic needs; it is only our circumstances— where we live and the culture into which we are born—that differ. Some are born into relative prosperity and security, while millions, through no choice of their own, are born into poverty.
We are all tied to a global food system that is broken. Yet there is a strong and growing movement of individuals and organizations working to repair and improve the system. In a world facing the challenges of the current famine in East Africa, constrained land and water, and an erratic climate, one of the best ways to combat global food insecurity is to invest in farmers and remove the barriers that limit their productivity. Please join us to learn more about the issues, the solutions, and how you can help!