Inaugural Creative Activist Network Showcase and A Place at the Table Screening

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Students of the World unveils exclusive screening of "A Place at the Table" at Stanford University on Thursday May 23rd, 2013.

Our students have uncovered stories from the Palo Alto community that mirror the stories featured at A Place at the Table --- Courtney Spence, Executive Director, Students of the World

Students of the World (SOW), the nonprofit that mobilizes college media-makers and creative activists to produce media for good, is hosting the Hunger Action Showcase. The event, which falls during Stanford University’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, will highlight the issues of hunger and food insecurity in the United States and in Palo Alto, CA through a variety of mediums and speakers.

“Creative stories have the ability to not only change perceptions but habits in a way that can create great impact. The issue of hunger domestically is often unrecognized or at best misunderstood and there are actions we can all take daily to help reduce food waste and increase food security for others,” said SOW Founder and Executive Director, Courtney Spence. “Our students have uncovered stories from the Palo Alto community that mirror the stories featured at A Place at the Table; we are excited to present our findings and share experiences with the Palo Alto community.”

When: May 23, 6:45 pm
Where: Aquarius Theater, 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto, CA 94301

The event will feature an exclusive screening of the critically acclaimed documentary A Place at the Table, immediately followed by a Q&A with acclaimed director, Lori Silverbush, and local hunger advocates. Ms. Silverbush will discuss her experience directing the film, why this issue matters to her, and the future of hunger and food insecurity in the US.

The evening will include a showcase of media stories created by Stanford students, bringing to life stories of hunger in the Palo Alto community.

These students are founding members of the Creative Activist Network (CAN), a program of Students of the World, with support from Participant Media. CAN was first launched in January 2013, with the purpose of uniting and engaging college creatives and activists to directly contribute to positive social change at home and around the world while improving media skills, building portfolios, and networking with the creative community and professionals across the country.

About Students of World
For over 13 years, Students of the World has been in the business of uniting creative college students to use their skills for good; students have worked directly for some of the most innovative causes in the world, including: The Nature Conservancy, Water.org, Clinton Global Initiative, and LIVESTRONG.

About Participant Media
Participant Media is a pioneer in entertainment. Founded by Jeff Skoll, Participant is responsible for producing entertaining and socially conscious films such as The Cove, Lincoln, Food Inc, and The Help. For each of its projects, Participant creates social action and advocacy programs to transform the impact of the media experience into individual and community action.

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