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September 20, 2005

Birmingham-Southern College to host panel on poverty, hunger, health

BIRMINGHAM , Ala.— Birmingham-Southern College will host a panel discussion on poverty, hunger, and health Wednesday, Sept. 28. “Building a Safer World: Defining the U.S.-U.N. Relationship for the 21st Century” will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Norton Campus Center Theatre.

Panel members include Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Vince Gawronski, UAB Associate Professor of Public Health Nalini Sathia Kumar, BSC alumna and Fletcher School at Tufts University graduate student Marta McLellan, UAB School of Public Health Dean Dr. Max Michael III, hunger activist Elaine VanCleave, and Birmingham attorney Frank Young. It will be moderated by Birmingham News reporter Hannah Wolfson.

The event is part of “The People Speak,” a nationwide initiative to include Americans in the discussion of America's role in the world. The event is one of many national discussions about how foreign policy affects individual's lives and communities. It is co-sponsored by the United Nations Foundation, the National Forensic League, League of Women Voters, International Debate Education Association, and the National Peace Corps Association.

The public is welcome to the event, and admission is free. The panel discussion is part of a series of year-long events in celebration of the college's Sesquicentennial.



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