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Student Hunger Strike for -Fair- Food

Current PTS student Shannon Gorres was recently featured in the Huffington Post's list "Lent 2012: Lenten Fast with Prayers, Poems, Reflections Prepares for Easter."

For most of 2012, Shannon Gorres will eat as she usually does, but for six days this March it will be a different story.

“I will stuff down 2,000 calories a day this year as I run from meetings and events to family and friends,” said Gorres. “But for six days in March, I will slow down and fast to let surface the painful truths I normally stuff away – angry feelings and grief over the atrocities of modern-day slavery and my participation in an exploitative agricultural system.”

Gorres is joining the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for a hunger strike in Lakeland, Fla., March 5-10. During the fast, participants will be ingesting nothing but water with lemon and molasses.

 

 

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