923 million people across the world are hungry.
Almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes everyday. That’s one child every five seconds. Or about 1/3 of the undergraduate student body at UBC.
Please join me, February 10th 2009 at Performance Works on Granville Island, for Hungry4Change – a semi-formal dinner complete with live music, a silent auction and keynote speaker Dr. Shafik Dharamsi who will explore the issues surrounding global food insecurity.
Tickets $25; Students $20. All proceeds to Oxfam Canada.
Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Dinner served at 7:00 pm
For tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase online at http://hungry4change.eventbrite.com
Dr. Shafik Dharamsi is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Associate Director of the Centre for International Health at UBC. Prior to coming to UBC, he worked with the Aga Khan Development Network implementing and extensive health promotion and early-childhood development initiative in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda (2000-2004). His work has been feature on a Canadian television documentary series, The Global Villagers. In 2007, he was nominated for the UBC Killam Teaching Prize. In 2008, he recieved the Peter Wall for Advanced Studies Early Career Scholar Award. His research focuses on how health professions education can best prepare future practitioners to make judgements that are not only technically sound but also ethically and socially responsible.