Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Global Poverty is Really Scary!"

Mercedes Pratt, Sam Waggoner, Matt Fleisher
If you happened to be walking through the Student Union Building at the University of New Mexico on this Wednesday, October 26, chances are that you came across Mercedes Pratt, Sam Waggoner and Matt Fleisher.  

And chances are that the sign that Mercedes was holding up grabbed your attention because it said  You Know What's Really Scary? GLOBAL POVERTY.  

The term "scary" has two meanings here.  It truly is scary that 8 million people die each year due to poverty, including 24,000 children each day. 

The little piece of paper that Mercedes, Sam and Matt are giving out has many facts about poverty that should be of great concern to us all.

But "scary" is also part of the Halloween theme of the Pumpkin Bash that the UNM Chapter of Nourish International is promoting.  And that's on the piece of paper too. 

This free event at Student Union Ballroom C, 7-11 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, October 26, features a hip hop concert, a costume party, and information about a sustainable development project that the students are pursuing.  

Want to know more about Nourish International at UNM?  Drop them a note, and watch this space for a guest blog from Mercedes, Sam or Matt (or all three of them).

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