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About zwdesmond

I am a senior Philosophy and Theater Arts major at Boston College. I am a member of the Arts and Social Responsibility Project and Co-Chair of the Contemporary Theatre of BC.

Over 100 students hungry today

Today was an enormous success. I am pleased to say, with the 24th hour drawing near, we had over 100 participants pledge to fast today. I’d like to thank everyone that stopped by today to listen or to pledge or … Continue reading

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3 REAL Reasons To Join the 40 Hour Famine

You wanted reasons. You got them. Three REAL reasons to join The 40 Hour Famine: 1. Public demonstrations really CAN change the way people behave. The more participants we have in the space, the more curiosity it creates and the more … Continue reading

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Tell Your Friends!

In 5 DAYS! Fasting BEGINS at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, November 9th. Prepare your Tuesday night accordingly!  Fasting ENDS at 4:01 PM on Thursday, November 10th. There’s a ton of great stuff in between!     YOU DO NOT HAVE … Continue reading

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Schedule Posted!

We now have a schedule for the 9th and 10th. The way it works: Starting with the 12th hour of fasting (12pm), we will be presenting 8-minute presentations during passing periods in O’Neill Plaza.  THEN for the remaining 50 minutes, … Continue reading

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Welcome!

The 40 HOUR Famine at Boston College. November 9th and 10th – O’Neill Plaza Sign the Pledge. Fast for the Hungry. Create Art. Create Change. For questions, visit our What is the 40 Hour Famine? page or email Zack at desmondz@bc.edu

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The Big Idea

What’s the big Idea? THESIS: Our food related actions here have consequences on food access, hunger, and famine abroad. Our art projects and informational presentations will be developed from this thesis. “Here” is a dynamic reference to a number of communities: … Continue reading

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Schedule and Activities

We’ve heard a lot of questions about what our schedule looks like for the 9th and 10th and how people can engage in the collaborative art components of this demonstration. Those are great questions.   Activities: Living Biographies: Taking stories … Continue reading

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FAMINE at BOSTON COLLEGE — Nov. 9th and 10th

Students, Artists, Activists, Academics! If you’re here, you’ve heard about The 40-Hour Famine at Boston College from November 9th & 10th in O’Neill Plaza. We invite you to read on, share our message, and take part in the active effort … Continue reading

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