Saturday, October 13, 2007

Upcoming Events (Please Join Us)

Tuesday, October 16
World Food Day at UNM

Climate: Changes, Challenges and Consequences

Student Union Building
Lobo Rooms A & B (upper floor)

8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Join other anti-hunger advocates, environmentalists, social workers, farmers, nutritionists, economists, church leaders and students from many disciplines. -View a live video teleconference with three international leaders
-Hear about the links between climate change, hunger and poverty
-Meet others who care about hunger and climate issues
-Learn about strategies to end world hunger
-Share your thoughts about how we can help

-Contribute to Roadrunner Food Bank

-Learn about the Millennium Development Goals

Video Teleconference Participants:

RAY SUAREZ (host) senior correspondent PBS Jim Lehrer Newshour

SUZANNE HUNT-coordinated the landmark study Biofuels for Transportation: Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Agriculture and Energy in the 21st Century" for WorldWatch

Dr. CYNTHIA ROSENZWEIG: Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University, where she is a leader of the Climate Impacts Group

Dr. ROBERT T. WATSON: Chief Scientist and Director of Environmentallly and Socially Sustainable Development at the World Bank

Sponsored by: Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Bread for the World, Bread for the World-New Mexico (& The ONE Campaign-Albuquerque), City of Albuquerque-Environmental Health Department, New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, New Mexico Human Services Department, New Mexico Task Force to End Hunger, UNM Future Social Entrepreneurs, UNM Public Interest Research Group, UNM SUSTAIN

Wednesday, October 17
Fair Trade Celebration
Live music and free food
Student Union Building Atrium
10:00am - 3:00pm

The UNM Fair Trade Initiative is hosting a Fair Trade Celebration for Fair trade month. We are having live music, free food prizes and presentations. Please come and learn about Fair Trade and how you can make a difference. Mayor Martin Chavez will be attending this event and he will discuss his role in the Fair Trade movement.

Saturday, October 20
Personal Stories of a Genocide
UNM Anthropology Lecture Hall 163
2:30pm - 4:30pm
A National Speaking Tour featuring Darfuri refugees, organized by the Save Darfur Coalition in Washington, DC. Guest speaker is Daoud Hari, who fled his village in the Darfur region of western Sudan after months of bombings by his own government. He is one of 2.5 million people who have been forced from their homes by the genocide in Darfur.

Sponsored by UNM Law School and UNM Peace Studies
Co-sponsors: Student Bar Association, Black Law Students Association, International Law Students Association, Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity, Student Special Events, the Departments of History, Linguistics, Political Science, Public Health and Sociology, Religious Studies, Women's Studies, Feminist Research Institute, International Studies Institute

NOTE: This event will be repeated that evening at First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle NE 7:00-9:00pm

Sunday, October 21
Begins and ends at
First Congregational Church

2801 Lomas Blvd Ne
1:00 p.m.

CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide -- and right here in the U.S. -- to have food for today, while building for a better tomorrow. Each year more than 2.5 million CROP Walkers, volunteers, and sponsors put their hearts and soles in motion, raising over $16 million per year to help stop hunger around the world -- and in their own communities. And you are part of it!
For more information, contact
John & Violet Foley

Wednesday, October 24

In front of Popejoy Hall on UNM campus
Noon to 2pm
an event planned by a Service Learning Communications class at UNM

Skip breakfast that day and see what it’s like to be hungry for a few hours. The students hope the growling in your stomachs will wake up your hearts and heads.

The students will present their research about hunger in New Mexico supply information and applications for relief organizations (food banks, food stamps etc), hand out cheap and easy recipes, and of course, lunch is provided !

Read blog post about this event.

Thursday, November 1

Education for All

Mary Njoroge: The Right to Free Primary Education
University of New Mexico
Student Union Building
Fiesta Rooms A & B
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mary Njoroge of Kenya will speak about the Education for All campaign, which would help fund the transition to free primary education in developing countries. She oversaw the vast expansion of Kenyan primary-school enrollment that occurred when school fees were eliminated in Kenya—one million new students virtually overnight! This kind of expansion will have to be replicated in many other countries in order to fulfill Millennium Development Goal Number 2, universal primary education. Education is vital to poverty elimination, economic development, public health, women's equality, child survival, HIV/AIDS prevention, and more. After you hear what she's accomplished you can find out how you can help make this happen in other countries!

Sponsored by RESULTS-Albuquerque

Sunday, November 4

The Asphalt Gospel
a documentary about CrossWalk America
Church of the Good Shepherd
(United Church of Christ)
7834 Tennyson NE
5:00 p.m.

The 2007 goals of CrossWalk America include outreach and education focused on progressive themes for long-term systemic change in the Christian faith itself. The film describes the 2500-mile pilgrimage from Phoenix to Washington DC to raise awareness and build a grassroots network.
Admission is a tax-deductible donation on a sliding scale of $10 to $50
For ticket information contact
Rev. Daniel Erdman

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