News Release

REF NO.: 115

SUBJECT: PSA: International Development Week at Memorial University features keynote address by Hugh Evans, CEO of the Global Poverty Project

DATE: January 24, 2011

Memorial University’s International Centre presents Hugh Evans, CEO of the New York branch of The Global Poverty Project, speaking on 1.4 Billion Reasons. In this 90-minute presentation Mr. Evans will clearly articulate the facts of extreme poverty and demonstrate that by making simple changes everyone can be part of the solution. The presentation will take place in the Inco Innovation Theatre from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Free parking will be available in Lot 16 and 16A and all are welcome to attend.
Hugh Evans is 27 years old and has already earned an enviable reputation as an international humanitarian. He was a 14-year-old Australian schoolboy when he began his humanitarian work, travelling to the Philippines as an ambassador for World Vision. After completing high school in 2001, he deferred university to become World Vision's inaugural youth ambassador.
Mr. Evans was one of the key leaders behind the successful Make Poverty History campaign which included running Melbourne’s Make Poverty History concert in 2006 which involved major Australian artists as well as Bono of U2. He has been awarded Young Australian of the Year, Junior Chamber Young Person of the World Award and Free Your Mind award. Mr. Evans is the founder and director of the Global Poverty Project, a slideshow presentation and film that will communicate the realities for extreme poverty and what we can do about it.
Other events during International Development Week include:
Tuesday, Feb. 8
The Human Library, presented by the Refugee Immigrant Advisory Council
Lunch & Learn with the Canadian International Development Agency
Wednesday, Feb. 9
Go Abroad Fair, presented by Memorial’s Go Abroad Office
Migration & Migrants, presented by the International Development Research Fund
Black History Month presents a documentary on Lanier Phillips
High School Students and Society Justice: An Appreciation Evening presented by the Global Citizenship Initiative
Thursday, Feb. 10
International Bazaar presented by the Memorial’s International Student Advising Office
Lunch and Learn: National Film Board documentaries presented by Memorial’s Career Development and Experiential Learning
Women’s Rights and Maternal Health: Global and Local Perspectives presented by Memorial University chapter of World University Services Canada
For further details, timing and location of events, please visit: http://mun.ca/international/idw.php.

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