On Monday, April 30 at 7:30pm in Konover Campus Center, students from Hillyer College's Introduction to Communication and Effective Speech will conduct a campus-wide deliberation event focused on the National Issues Forum issue guide “Land of Plenty: How Should we Ensure People Have the Food They Need.”
Students conducted a community discussion at Bloomfield’s Prosser Public Library on Monday (see photos), and this is event is for our campus. The event is sponsored by a Goal 1 High Impact Practices grant. Food will be served.
Hunger is a problem that affects our community. As professor of higher education policy and sociology at Temple University, and author of “Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream” Sara Goldrick-Rab, observes, “An estimated half of all college students struggle with food insecurity, even at elite flagship universities like the University of California, Berkeley, and selective private schools like Northwestern University. Former foster youth, L.G.B.T. students and students of color are at substantially increased risk. Food insecurity is strongly linked to lower graduation rates.” (NYTimes 14 Jan. 18)
And 1 in 6 children in Hartford and Tolland Counties are at risk of going hungry, according to Foodshare (Website, 2018).
Participants will deliberate the advantages and trade-offs for three options for dealing with this problem, collect responses in a report to go to the National Issues Forum Institute website, to state and national leaders.
The Registration Link is here: https://goo.gl/forms/fXZe3Uh2LTRQtKIs2 and on the flyers.
Flyer for 4/30/18 Deliberation Event