Check out this activist event from Brittany Ritell!

Not eating a thing for 24 hours โ€“ what would it feel like?
This is the reality for 923 million people around the world.
Could you survive a day in their shoes?

The famine in Somalia had killed 30,000 children in the last 3 months. Without urgent assistance more than 160,000 children in southern Somalia will die in the coming weeks. The clock is ticking. Join Positive Foundations and the Girl Effect from 6PM on Friday October 14 to 6PM on Saturday October 15 in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium in 24 hour fasting solidarity for the Horn of Africa.

A few of the facts (from www.whitehouse.gov):
1. More than 13 million people are in crisis โ€“ making this the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.
2. More than 700,000 people have fled from their homes in Somalia to Ethiopia and Kenya โ€“ creating the worldโ€™s largest refugee camps.
3. 1 child is dying every 6 minutes in Somalia.
4. More than 750,000 people are projected to perish from starvation in Somalia within the next four months if humanitarians are not allowed access in to southern Somalia

Event Highlights:
Keynote Speaker, Will Fonton from Oxfam
Advocacy Workshop with Cynthia Tschampl from RESULTS
T Shirt Decorating
Candle Light Vigil
“Twitter Attack”
Panels
Post-Famine Fast
and much more

Take just one day to educate yourself and join the ONE movement to end extreme poverty. Live hungry for just 24 hours so that, hopefully, one day, no one will have to.

Thank you for your support of this cause and if you have any questions regarding this, please email me back at britell@brandeis.edu

2 comments on “ONE Movement”

  1. Comment Says:

    Interesting that you post this on Yom Kippur–coincidence?

  2. Esther Brandon Says:

    Haha! While fasting today, I was reminded of all the people in the world who feel hungry every day, and decided to post this! Thanks for noticing ๐Ÿ™‚