Together We are Stronger—Building a Community with Refugees
WHEN Saturday | 25 Feb, 6:00 PM
WHERE WSC Ballroom
For twenty-seven years, Students for International Development has hosted an annual Hunger Banquet to raise awareness within the BYU community about global poverty and wealth inequality. This year, the event begins with an involvement fair with local NGOs, followed by the banquet 7–9 p.m. The keynote speaker, Nathaneal Molle, founded SINGA, an international NGO in Paris that develops collaboration between refugees and their host societies, and focuses on refugees’ personal, professional, cultural, and entrepreneurial plans and goals. Tickets are $10 and donations are encouraged. Buy tickets at hungerbanquet.byu.edu.
Banquet proceeds are given as grants from the Kennedy Center to various development organizations overseas, as well as in the United States. Over the past two decades, we have granted tens of thousands of dollars to sustainable projects that strive to reduce poverty and empower individuals. This year the Sorenson Foundation is generously matching all donations up to $8,000. All proceeds go directly to an organization with a refugee focus within the community.