Students are being invited to reflect on the impact of poverty at mealtime at an event next week.
Unicef on Campus and International Society’s Poverty banquet will be hosted in Pieminster on Thursday 26 November. The event is set to be one of the key events during the ISC’s Human Rights Week, which runs from the 23 to the 27 November. Other events scheduled to ahead as part of the week include a Human Rights Fair, an ExMUN Conference and a talk by Lecturer in Law Dr. Ana Beduschi.
Attendees will be divided into the percentage population of people who live in high, mid or low-income groups respectively. Games and activities will run throughout the evening, with points allocated to each group, based upon their respective performance.
The banquet will also include food and the chance to reflect on the means of different income groups, whilst encouraging attendees to help and understand the scope and struggle of those in an underprivileged social scenario.
Speaking to Exeposé News, ISC Officer Ben Tao, and UNICEF on Campus President Damani Bishnoi, said: “[The events] are two-fold. First, it is to induce a visual understanding about how many people in the world live in hunger, and second, for students to reflect and raise awareness on the global financial and social inequality.
“The money will be raised for UNICEF on Campus, and donated to organisations that help with poverty alleviation. We hope through this event, students will develop an awareness of the life and struggles associated with living in poverty and drive them towards taking initiative and ultimately make a change.”
Ticket prices are £5. Check out the Poverty Banquet Facebook event for more information.