College hosting Global Day of Action Against Poverty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 15, 2007

Wednesday October 17th, the Student Government Association will be hosting an awareness event for the Global Day of Action Against Poverty on the Cistern Yard at the College of Charleston.

Starting at 5pm, students will be filming an advertisement for ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History. Starting at 6pm, students will set up camp in an event they are calling, A Night in Poverty. Students can set up a tent or cardboard box; however they would like to simulate a night living in poverty. There, students will get to sign the ONE declaration, get white wrist bands, and learn what the ONE campaign stands for. The event will end at 9am October 18th.

The College of Charleston was officially declared a campus of ONE on September 18, 2007. The ONE Campaign seeks to raise public awareness about the issues of global poverty, hunger, disease and efforts to fight such problems in developing countries. Monies raised throughout the school year by student organizations including the Student Government Association will be donated to ONE.

The College of Charleston is a nationally preeminent, public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. With a student population of approximately 11,500 students, the College is known for its small-college feel blended with the advantages and diversity of an urban, mid-sized university. Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. For more information, visit www.cofc.edu.

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