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Fernandez-Kelly, Stoolmacher to speak at hunger banquet, April 20

Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, senior lecturer in sociology at Princeton, and Phyllis Stoolmacher, director of the Mercer Street Friends Food Cooperative, will speak at the Oxfam Hunger Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

The Oxfam Hunger Banquet engages participants in a dramatization of the unequal distribution of resources and wealth in the world. Guests draw tickets randomly, which assign them to a high-, middle- or low-income tier. The 15 percent in the high-income tier are served a gourmet meal; the 30 percent in the middle-income tier are served a simple meal of rice and beans; the 55 percent in the low-income tier are forced to wait in line for small portions of rice and water.

Kelly will speak on the relationship between globalization and worldwide poverty. Stoolmacher will discuss poverty in the immediate region of Princeton and Mercer County. Elliot Ratzman, assistant master of Wilson College and graduate student in the Department of Religion, will serve as master of ceremonies.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Oxfam America and the Pace Center for Community Service . For more information, contact Paul Martin .

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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