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"Soup for theStudent's Soul" to Raise Poverty Awareness

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"Soup for theStudent's Soul" to Raise Poverty Awareness

by Public Relations Office

October 17, 2003

Cedarville, Ohio—Students from Antioch College, Wilberforce University, and Cedarville University will meet for a smorgasbord of homemade soups and a special message about African-American poverty on Tuesday, October 21 at 5 p.m. This second annual "Soup for the Student`s Soul" will be held in the Stevens Student Center Event Rooms on the Cedarville campus. The featured guest speaker is Angela Cooke-Jackson, a Knight Minority Teaching Fellow. Cooke-Jackson will speak on "Children in the African-American Community: Issues and Concerns." Cooke-Jackson currently teaches at the University of New Mexico and is a private contractor for the New Mexico Department of African-American Affairs and the Health Initiatives for People of Color program in the New Mexico Department of Health. A 1985 graduate of Cedarville, Cooke-Jackson holds a master`s degree from the University of Dayton and is completing her dissertation on intergenerational communication in African-American women`s health at the University of Kentucky. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for all others. To order, call 937-766-7632. Proceeds go towards the Miami Valley Ohio Chapter of Women of Vision (WOV) Zambia project, which is designed to provide the village of Fishenei, Zambia, with health and safety education and safe drinking water. Media interested in covering the event should contact the public relations office at 937-766-7807. WOV is a volunteer program of World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization. With 13 chapters in 11 states, WOV is committed to sharing God`s love by meeting the needs of poor women and children. The Miami Valley Ohio Chapter of WOV is a blended-age group, uniting female university students and various ages of community women in an effort to serve others. -30-