Students for International Development is a club for students interested in learning more about poverty alleviation efforts globally and locally. We see injustice and inequality in the world, people who aren’t allowed the dignity and self-respect that are human rights, and we want to be a part of the solutions that empower them in a healthy, sustainable way.
- Increase understanding about development issues and best practices,
- Connect students with opportunities to engage in the development field, and
- Raise awareness about development on campus and in the community.
Weekly activities include guest speakers, panel discussions, film viewings, advocacy campaigns, projects with local organizations, and community service.
One of our largest projects is the Hunger Banquet, an annual winter semester event to raise awareness about poverty and fund sustainable development.
We see international development as a holistic process. Rather than proposing one single solution to other people’s problems, our club explores approaches that draw on all disciplines and cultures. SID is affiliated with the International Development Minor but welcomes students from all majors and minors on campus, regardless of past experience or future plans in the field of international development.
SID requires no club dues or fees for membership.
Want to learn more about international development? Check out the International Development minor web site for courses, faculty, internships, information on local and international organizations, and much more.
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The Hunger Banquet is designed to help attendees understand global inequality. Attendees will be randomly assigned to a social class and fed a meal typical of that income level. The Involvement Fair is at 6:00 p.m., and the dinner is at 7:00 p.m.
This year’s keynote speaker is Bishnu Adhikari from Meet the Mormons, and there will be cultural song and dance performances. All proceeds will go to support work by Choice Humanitarian. At the end of the event, participants may choose a project they want their ticket revenue to support.
Students for International Development (SID) have made BYU’s Hunger Banquet a staple event at the end of Care Week for thirty years. This year’s Hunger Banquet guests are invited to reflect on the progress the world has made in that time and the work we still have left to do.
Tickets and more information for this year’s Hunger Banquet may be found at hungerbanquet.byu.edu.