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Dates changed for two events during student anti-poverty initiative

January 22, 2008

Due to a scheduling conflict, Students Working Against Poverty (SWAP), a student-run anti-poverty group at Wake Forest, has switched the dates for a panel discussion and documentary screening during “kNOw Poverty Week,” Jan. 28 - Feb. 1.

The revised schedule of events is as follows:

  • Monday, Jan. 28 — A panel of speakers led by Angela Hattery, associate professor of sociology, will discuss poverty in the region at 4 p.m. in Carswell Hall’s Annenberg Forum.  Admission is free and the public is invited.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29 — “deFeet Poverty,” a 5K run on the campus cross-country jogging trails will begin at 4 p.m. at the water tower athletic field; entry fee is $15 for cash payments, $18 with Deacon Dollars, and includes a commemorative T-shirt.  Proceeds from entry fees will be contributed to Winston-Salem’s Crisis Control Ministry.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30 — “kNOw Poverty,” the signature event of the week, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Manchester Plaza, where SWAP members and representatives from various groups will work in shifts throughout the day to package more than 10,000 relief meals.  SWAP is sponsoring the event in cooperation with the international relief agency Stop Hunger Now.   Groups may join in by contributing $100 for food and materials.  In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in Benson University Center, adjacent to Manchester Plaza.
  • Thursday, Jan. 31—“Micro-credit and the Future of Poverty,” a PBS documentary, will be shown in Carswell Hall’s Annenberg Forum at 8 p.m.  Admission is free, and the public is invited.
  • Friday, Feb. 1 — “Third Annual stArt Student Art Auction” begins at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Arts District Association’s (DADA) Community Center, 526 N. Liberty St., Winston-SalemArt work by Wake Forest students and professors will be sold to benefit Crisis Control Ministry.  Food and wine will be available, and a string ensemble will provide music.

For more information, or to participate in any of these events, contact Emily White at

Interested members of the media should contact the News Service in advance to arrange for coverage of events and interviews with participants and organizers.

Press Contacts:

Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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