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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 25, 2000

(Mahwah) – In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Week, the Community Builders Coalition at Ramapo College of New Jersey will sponsor the Oxfam Hunger Banquet Monday, November 13 in Friends Hall (SC-219) beginning at 6:45 p.m.

The banquet will include a simulation of the unequal distribution of the world’s resources, with guests receiving a color-coded ticket delegating them to a particular socioeconomic rank, such as that of a garment worker in Bangladesh or a middle-class corporate worker in the United States. The seating arrangements and menu will be assigned accordingly. During the course of the evening, socioeconomic status is subject to change, if for example a worker loses his/her job or circumstances are otherwise altered. Bea O’Rourke, director of the Center for Food Action in Mahwah, will be the guest speaker.

Donations of non-perishable food and money will be accepted at the door. There is no charge for the dinner. Money raised through the event goes to Oxfam America’s hunger and relief programs. Oxfam America is an international development agency that supports local groups working to increase their food production and economic self-reliance.

For more information, please call John Yao, advisor to the Community Builders Coalition, (2010 684-7223, or Jennifer Shapow, Oxfam Banquet coordinator, 9201) 684-3878. Additional information is available on the Internet at


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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