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Global Family Health Conference and Hunger Banquet to address global poverty

Brigham Young University will host the Global Family Health Development Conference on Friday, March 2 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the BYU Conference Center with activities all day until five followed by the Hunger Banquet at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Center.

Registration is $95 for professionals and exhibitors and $35 for students. Online registration closes on Friday, Feb. 24. You can also register by phone at (801) 422-7692, in person at the Harman Continuing Education building during work-week hours or the day of the event starting at 7:30 a.m. Tickets for the Hunger Banquet are $8 in advance at the WSC Information Desk or $10 at the door.

The Global Family Health and Development Conference will focus on current solutions and best practices that can be used by families and communities to address the multi-dimensional aspects of poverty. Attendees will be taught by leading local, national, and global experts who will share perspectives related to issues such as building self-reliance through education, women's empowerment, economic development and addressing hunger.

Speakers include, Maya Ajmera, founder of The Global Fund for Children, Dr. Socorro Gross-Galiano, the assistant director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau and Karen Linehan Mroz of the Middle East Children’s Institute.

The Hunger Banquet raises awareness about global poverty and wealth inequality. It offers and illustrates for diners a visual and culinary representation of global wealth disparity. Diners will be randomly assigned to sit in a high-, middle- or low-income area and provided a meal corresponding to their assigned income class.

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