Hunger Pains: Food Scarcity in a Changing World
There are 925 million hungry people in the world today, and yet the average Australian household throws away $1036 worth of food each year.
Arid climates, lack of access to modern farming technologies, catastrophic weather events and economic hardship are just some of the obstacles standing in the way of rural and urban communities trying to feed their families.
So what are we, as an international community, doing about it? Are we destined to live in a permanent state of food insecurity?
One Just World is an Australia-wide series of free, Q & A style forums aimed at involving the community in conversation and debate on key international development and social justice issues.
The University of Newcastle is a forum partner for Hunger Pains: Food Scarcity in a Changing World to be held on 10 September at Newcastle Museum. Join a conversation with inspiring speakers dedicated to solving the global hunger crisis.
The Newcastle forum includes Charito Medina, National Coordinator at MASIPAG (Farmer Scientist Partnership for Development), Philippines; Bill Pritchard, Author, Human Geographer and Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Sydney; Melissa Wood, Director of the Australian International Food Security Centre (AIFSC); Carlito Seguiro, small scale farmer and Chair of Board of Trustees, MASIPAG, Philippines; and will be moderated by Philip Ashley-Brown, Local Radio Manager and Manager Online for 1233 ABC Newcastle.
Entry to this community forum is FREE.
WHEN: Tuesday, 10 September
5.15pm & 5.35pm Short Film Screening
6-7.30pm Panel Discussion
WHERE: Theatrette, Newcastle Museum
Workshop Way, Newcastle
RSVP: via the One Just World website.