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 website for courses, faculty, internships, information on local and international organizations, and much more.
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Over the past twenty-eight years, Students for International Development has worked with the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, the international development minor, the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance, and BYU Dining Services to host an annual Hunger Banquet. This dinner represents the demographic inequality in the world through seating and meals served. Event attendees are randomly seated and served a meal representative of high, middle, or low-income areas of the world.
The banquet theme “Local Hands Empowering Local Communities” suggests that regardless of where we are or which situation we are born into each of us is capable of creating positive change in the world and in our communities. With this in mind, we can help the world change for the better by supporting and empowering those making a difference in their own communities. Join us this year in solidarity with locals leading change around the world.
All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI) in Malawi, the organization run by our keynote speaker, Goodwill Banda.
Tickets and more information for this year’s Hunger Banquet may be found at hungerbanquet.byu.edu.