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Once again WHE-AC s sponsoring the OXFAM Fast for a Wortd Harvest which will be held on Nov. 16. This is a national fast which was originally proposed and implemented by Oxfam America, an international agency that tunds self-help development projects and disaster relief projects in countries throughout Asia, África, and Latín America. The main objective of the fast is to edúcate people about worid hunger. By gi ving up a meal or fasting for the day and donating this money to Oxfam America, you will be joining millions of Americans in this dramatízatíon of hunger. WHE-AC has again decided that 50% of the donations will go to local hunger relief programs in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Ypsilanti, and 50% of the donations will be sent to Oxfam America. If you are nterested in participating in the Fast, you can make a donation directly to OXFAM America, or to WHE-AC. If you live in the residence halls on campus, you can particípate by signing up in your dormitory to dónate your dinner on Nov. 16. This year Ann Arbor will be honored with a presentation by guest speaker Francés Moore Lappé, author of "Food First" and co-author of "Diet for a Small Planet , " as well as founder of the Instituto for Food and Development Policy . She will be giving her lecture on Thur., Nov. 16 at 7:30 pm in Angelí Hall Auditorium A, U-M. WHE-AC has al so planned a week of educational activities which will be open to the public. On Tue., Nov. 14 WHE-AC will be presenting a video on hunger in África. On Wed., Nov. 15, a panel discussion on the "Differing Perspectíves of Wortd Hunger" will be presen ted by faculty f rom the School of Public Health. Finally on Wed., Nov. 15 and Thur., Nov. 16, we will be having a bucket drive on campus. All dates and times for activities will be posted around campus as they are not available at press time. PURPOSE: WHE-AC is a campus-based organlzation whose focus is on edu-cating the community on the causes of, and solutions to worid hun-ger. We recognize that true development can only be achieved by empowering peopte on a grassroots level. We organizo projects with this perspective in mind. WHE-AC works with Oxfam America, Overseas Developmenl Network, and the Instituto for Food and Development Policy (IFDP). MEETINGS are every Tues. at 6 pm in room 4202 Michigan Union, U-M. If you are nterested in learning more about WHE-AC or hunger-related issues, ptease attend our meeting or cali 662-3206. World Hunger Education Action Commlttee (WHE-AC), 4202 Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109, 662-3206.


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