Caldwell College to Present CNN Hero Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow, and Free Screening of Child 31
Thursday, March 28, 2013 • 8:22am
CALDWELL, NJ - Caldwell College will host a screening of the film “Child 31, the story of Mary’s Meals” and following the screening, Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow, the founder of the organization, will speak. The free event will be presented on Tuesday, Apr. 9 at 7pm.
The screening is open to the public and will take place in Westervelt Lecture Hall on the first floor of Werner Hall. The event is being hosted by several clubs including The Irish Club, Campus Ministry, Caldwell College Students for Life, and the Accounting Club.
Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow Credit: Mary’s Meals
CNN recognized Macfarlane-Barrow as one of their 2010 Heroes. He is expected to describe how Mary’s Meals sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education. In 2002, the organization began by feeding 200 children in Malawi; today it feeds over 700,000 children every school day.
The films website describes the production:
In a time of unprecedented technological achievements and luxuries, close to one billion people still go to sleep hungry; but there's an organization attempting to change that. In this powerful new documentary film, Grassroots Films captures Mary's Meals' life-changing work in action throughout Malawi, Kenya, and India and its mission to help millions of children around the world realize their dreams. Follow Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow as we get a glimpse into his simple, yet groundbreaking, approach that is working to lift the developing world out of poverty and give a face to hunger's deadly numbers.
For further information:
Mary’s Meals website
Child 31 website
Caldwell College is a private, Catholic co-ed four-year college with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Its 25 undergraduate programs, 28 graduate programs and one Ph.D. program, including online and distance learning options, prepare students for today's global marketplace. Students enjoy 12 NCAA Division II athletic teams and numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities and activities on a beautiful 70-acre campus located in the suburbs of Caldwell, N.J. The college was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. The college’s core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence influence academic and campus life. For more information about Caldwell College, visit caldwell.edu.