Global Poverty Project To Visit SUNY Oneonta

April 29th, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized

The Global Poverty Project will give a multimedia presentation titled “1.4 Billion Reasons” on Wednesday, May 1. The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Lecture Hall 1 of the college’s Instructional Resource Center.

The Global Poverty Project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of increasing the number and effectiveness of people taking action to see an end to extreme poverty. The Global Poverty Project works in partnership with charities, community groups and organizations across the country to campaign for government, business and consumer action that will create important systemic change for the world’s extreme poor, and to build a movement that engages and educates people, and supports them to take simple but effective individual actions for change.

Four Global Poverty Project members will visit SUNY Oneonta to present “1.4 Billion Reasons,” which explains the facts of extreme poverty and provides audiences with the information and tools they need to take effective action against it.

This event is part of “Through Each of Our Voices: Narratives on Diversity, Inclusion and Community,” a yearlong series of activities supported by an Explorations in Diversity and Academic Excellence grant from the State University of New York’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

More information is available from Associate Professor of Human Ecology Karen Joest at (607) 436-2063 or