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UMaine’s Second Annual Hunger Banquet Nov. 22

The University of Maine’s Office of Multicultural Student Life and the African Students Association will host the second annual Hunger Banquet on Nov. 22. The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wells Conference Center on the UMaine campus.

The Hunger Banquet aims to raise awareness about the issues of hunger and poverty in Maine and other parts of the world, as well as raise funds to donate to the Crossroads Ministries in Old Town, Maine.

The event will feature three speeches, a raffle and a pasta dinner. The speakers scheduled to present include Pious Ali, who has worked with organizations including Maine Interfaith Youth Alliance and Seeds of Peace; Elizabeth McLellan, president and founder of Partners for World Health; Hector M. Tarraza, volunteer medical director at Partners for World Health; and Roosevelt Boone, a UMaine graduate assistant and founder and director of Strong Mind-Strong Body.

The event is free for students with a valid MaineCard, $20 for adults and $10 for seniors. For more information, contact Hawa Mohamud at 207.581.1428 or

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