MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will be a participating site for the World Food Day teleconference from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the PEIF room 241. This year’s theme is “Politics of Hunger.” 

The teleconference will address how hunger is often caused by political decisions and not just natural disasters or lack of food production.  It will also feature a discussion about the politics behind other aspects of our lives, such as minimum wage. 

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  “Politics of hunger will not only cover the rise of hunger in the United States, but also in other countries where food is often used as a means of manipulation or punishment by authority figures,” said Mohey Mowafy, an NMU professor who has served on the World Food Day planning committee.  “I believe that this event will benefit everybody with a conscience and hopefully even those without one. WeÂ’re all in this together.” 

The general public is invited to attend. Mowafy will be available to answer questions during the teleconference.  For more information, contact him at 227-2366.

Prepared By
Becky Kratz