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Mia Farrow on Poverty, Hunger and the African Continent

March 22, 2011, Volume 57, No. 26

Tonight, Mia Farrow will speak on “Poverty, Hunger and the African Continent” at 8 p.m. in Irvine Auditorium.

Moral Voices of the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Panhellenic Council, will present Ms. Farrow’s lecture.

Ms. Farrow is an American actress who has appeared in over 45 films and won numerous awards including a Golden Globe award. Ms. Farrow has also devoted her life to humanitarian work. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has been a high-profile advocate for children’s rights. She has been involved in humanitarian activities in Darfur, the Central African Republic and Chad. She was named one of Time Magazine’s 2008 most influential people in the world and was the recipient of the Refugees International McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award in 2008 for “extraordinary service to refugees and displaced people” and the Tiananmen Square Award.

Moral Voices is a student-run social justice initiative sponsored by Penn Hillel and the Heyman-Merrin Family Foundation. This year Moral Voices is focused on food injustice, an issue with global, domestic and local dimensions. While the context of and circumstances surrounding food injustice and insecurity vary from region to region, a common denominator exists: inadequate access to sufficient quantities of healthy food. Moral Voices at Penn was launched last spring with a lecture on human trafficking by Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize columnist and human rights activist.

Tickets are free and available to the Penn community along with the general public. Go to www.moralvoices.com to reserve a seat.


Almanac - March 22, 2011, Volume 57, No. 26