Events

Starving for Success – Student Hunger on College Campuses.

WHEN:  Thursday, October 10

TIME:  6:00pm – 8:00pm

WHERE:  Ahavath Beth Israel, 11 N Latah St, Boise, ID 83706

WHY:  Earlier this year, there was a major victory in our fight against college hunger when the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on this issue. This marks the first time that a federal agency published data highlighting the extent of food insecurity among college students.  The report was the result of MAZON—a Jewish Response to Hunger advocacy in demanding a review of the scope of college hunger.  Come learn what this means for Idaho campuses.

WHO:  Samuel Chu from MAZON will travel to Idaho from Los Angeles to share with us their successful efforts in garnering national attention and the key findings of this first-ever GAO report.  He will be joined by Jesse Dexter, former BSU graduate student and campus leader for addressing hunger on the BSU campus.  Dr. Lillian Smith, Professor and Department Head of the BSU Community and Environmental Health will talk about systems change and other solutions.

Samuel M. Chu
Samuel M. Chu is the National Organizer for MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, leading local and national advocacy campaigns around issues of food insecurity. He is also a fellow at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California. Previously, Samuel was the founding President of OneLA-Industrial Areas Foundation, one of the nation’s largest broad-based organizing networks and served as the founding Executive Director of California Faith for Equality and California Faith for Equality Action Fund. Samuel is a first-generation immigrant from Hong Kong and holds a B.A. in political science from UC San Diego and an M.Div. in Ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary. Learn more about Samuel’s work at www.samuelmchu.com.

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