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Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Loyola University New Orleans is proud to host “This Is Hunger,” a national touring exhibit that will be in New Orleans Friday through Sunday, Nov. 17 to Nov. 20. This first-of-its-kind free exhibit will bring New Orleanians face to face with the stark realities of hunger through state-of-the-art storytelling techniques and interactive elements. Loyola University New Orleans’ Food Studies and University Honors Programs will host the touring exhibit, with support from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.
“This Is Hunger” is housed in a 53-foot-long double expandable semitrailer that, when parked and opened on both sides, provides nearly 1,000 square feet of exhibit space. The exhibit is on a 10-month national tour that is stopping in more than 30 cities across the country.
The trailer exhibit will be parked in the Mercy Parking Lot at Loyola, located along Calhoun Street. Tours will be open at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. Tours will be hosted hourly from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Except at 1 p.m.) Sunday, Nov. 19, as well as from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20.
To raise awareness about the prevalence of hunger in New Orleans, Loyola University New Orleans partnered with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger to bring “This Is Hunger” to a local audience. The exhibit features black and white portraits by an internationally renowned photojournalist and the stories of dozens of Americans who have had difficulty putting enough nutritious food on the table each day. Through digital and hands-on activities, “This Is Hunger” takes participants on a compelling journey that draws them into the real-life circumstances of these individuals and deepens their awareness about who in America struggles with hunger and why. Visitors are then encouraged to educate others and advocate for change.
For more info: thisishunger.org