Students Organizing Hunger Strike to Raise Awareness of Global Issue

Members of Weber State University’s STAND chapter (a Student Anti-Genocide Coalition) are planning a hunger strike to raise funds and awareness about the hunger epidemic experienced daily by refugees and other displaced individuals around the world.

More than 10 students plan to forgo any nourishment other than water during the hunger strike, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 2 at 8 a.m. at the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza on WSU’s Ogden campus.

Student participants plan to continue the strike until they raise $2,500. Proceeds raised will be used to help build schools in northern Uganda through the Invisible Children organization.

The hunger strike is one of two events planned by STAND in September. The local chapter plans to hold a fundraising dinner at Arbat's Armenian restaurant (375 E. 33rd South, Salt Lake City) on Sept. 18 from 7-9 p.m. to raise another $5,000 for Invisible Children.

Tickets to the dinner are $20 each and will be sold on campus during the student hunger demonstration Sept. 2.

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Contact:
Cameron Morgan, president of WSU STAND chapter
801-695-2055, weberstatestand@gmail.com
Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 • jkowalewski@weber.edu