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FSU's 'Global Peace Exchange' hosts Hunger Week events

The Florida State University student organization Global Peace Exchange will host FSU Hunger Week, a series of on-campus events Oct. 17-22 aimed at continuing the spirit and purpose of World Food Day (Oct. 16) by raising awareness of hunger and hunger-related issues on an international and community level. FSU Hunger Week events will show students how they can work to effectively combat hunger, poverty and malnutrition.

All activities are free and open to the public.

Among the scheduled events:

  • The Power of Food:
    Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5 - 9 p.m., Center for Global Engagement Auditorium
    A series of workshops led by a series of community experts and focused on the power of nutrition, culture, and sustainability. The presentations will be divided into three sessions, with time between to collaborate and explore the center's gallery.
  • Engage Your World: Ending Hunger – Together We Can Make a Difference
    Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6 - 8 p.m., Center for Global Engagement Auditorium
    A discussion about how hunger affects various levels of society will feature William Clay, a visiting adjunct professor at FSU and former head of nutrition for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and representatives from America's Second Harvest and the FSU Dean of Students Food Pantry. Talks will focus on student engagement in the fight against hunger.
  • "FEEDback" for Hunger and "The Lunch Line" documentary
    Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 – 9 p.m., Center for Global Engagement Auditorium
    Students will pledge to give up one meal in solidarity with those who go hungry every day and help the community by donating to the Healthy Canned Food Drive.  Later that day, students come together for a screening of the documentary "The Lunch Line."

Other FSU Hunger Week activities include the Healthy Food Drive (Oct. 17- 22, designated boxes and barrels in the Center for Global Engagement and Strozier Library) and the Hunger Involvement Fair (Monday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Union Green).

Global Peace Exchange is a student organization founded at FSU that coordinates service-based international exchange opportunities for students. Operating on principles of service, education, and sustainability, GPE endeavors to raise awareness of humanitarian issues on campus, and sustain grassroots development projects around the world.

For additional information or a full schedule of events, contact Jane Katte at or (850) 443-8614.

By Libby Fairhurst
14 October 2011