Hunger Banquet

“The class of Human Biology 4 (The Biology and Politics of Starvation) this term invite you to participate in A Hunger Banquet, to be held in Collis Commonground today, Wednesday, March 5, 5-7 PM.

Dartmouth’s Human Biology Program will donate $5 for each Dartmouth student who attends to an international food relief agency that the class will choose at its closing Student World Food Congress on March 6. We also ask that all attendees bring non-perishable food items that we will donate to The Haven, a Upper Valley food pantry.

The class has focused on issues of food security and famine throughout the world and would like to share its insights with other Dartmouth students. The Banquet will feature several menus including those representative of the USA (both food excess and unavailability), Ireland of 1846-1850, Ethiopia in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Zimbabwe in 2003, the ‘artificial famines’ of Urkraine of the 1930’s and China of the 1950s and regions of South/Central America. Class students in each of these groups will engage in small group discussions and we will have an audiovisual presentation as well.”