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King's College Hosts Hunger for Justice Week

Hunger Awareness Week, Nov.17-24.
In solidarity with the homeless, hungry, afflicted, and those seeking social justice in the world, King’s presents a series of programs, in conjunction with national Hunger Awareness Week, Nov.17-24. 


The 60-hour homeless experience in Monarch Court starts at 8 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18. Volunteers will set up a cardboard box on the campus lawn as a solidarity experience with those who are homeless. A candlelight vigil, in honor and remembrance of the homeless, will be held at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Monarch Court. 


Also on Monday, students will participate in a dance party with occupants of Ruth’s Place Women Shelter from 7-8:30 p.m. at the shelter, 425 N. Pennsylvania Ave., in Wilkes-Barre. 


On Thursday, Nov.21, students can donate their dinner meal-plan and the cash value of the meal will be donated to CEO, Commission on Economic Opportunity. At 5 p.m., King’s students, faculty and staff will be divided into three populations that represent the percentage of the people who have enough to eat and those who suffer from hunger during the Oxfam Hunger Banquet in the Moreau Auditorium, J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center on W. Jackson St.


The Columbiettes will host “King’s Got Talent,” an annual showcase of the abilities of the King’s community at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business. Donations benefit the McGlynn Learning Center. 


Volunteers will prepare Thanksgiving boxes from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at Commission on Economic Opportunity, 89 Second St., Wilkes-Barre. 


Students and seniors from the Charles T. Adams Senior Center will enjoy dinner and attend King’s Theatre production of “Rabbit Hole” on Saturday, Nov. 23. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by a performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama in the George P. Maffei II Theatre, North River Street.

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