The 2012 MLK Celebration Features the Oxfam Banquet Activity

2012 MLK CelebrationAs part of the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Ferris State University, the MLK Planning Committee is hosting an Oxfam Hunger Banquet activity on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. in Room 125/127, the Whitney Young Room, of the Rankin Student Center.

The Oxfam Hunger Banquet is an interactive activity that the MLK Planning Committee believes directly relates to the spirit of Dr. King and the celebration’s “Carrying on the Dream” theme for 2012. Participants randomly draw tickets that represent various income levels. Based on those income levels, participants are assigned to different groups in the activity to help them understand those who live in poverty. Participants, based on their assigned income, receive a meal that reflects that income level. After the activity, participants share their thoughts about poverty.

“The Oxfam Hunger Banquet activity is an opportunity for reflection of Dr. King and his work to make society better, and to better understand how we can carry on his dream,” said Michael Wade, assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Student Services, lead sponsor of the 2012 MLK Celebration at Ferris.

Wade noted that the learning outcome for the activity is for participants to gain stronger knowledge of problems of hunger and poverty, and to be challenged and motivated to do something about those issues.

For more information about this event, contact Michael Wade at (231) 591-2617.

To learn more about the 2012 MLK Celebration, visit:
http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/studentlife/minority/mlkinfo/

Last updated: 07-24-2012