Hunger and Homelessness Week Events Scheduled

Posted on November 6th, 2008 by

A Gustavus student studies during a past Hunger and Homelessness Week sleep out.

A Gustavus student studies during a past Hunger and Homelessness Week sleep out.

The 11th annual Hunger and Homelessness Week to raise awareness at Gustavus Adolphus College will take place Sunday, Nov. 16 through Thursday, Nov. 20.

The signature event of Gustavus’ Hunger and Homelessness Week is the annual “Sleep Out,” where Gustavus students simulate the experiences of homeless people by sleeping outside of Christ Chapel without returning to their residence hall rooms or apartments, going without showering, and eating only food that others provide.

The complete schedule of events during Hunger and Homelessness Week is as follows:

  • Sunday, Nov. 16 — Sleep Out begins / 8 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 17 — Pizza and Poverty including a speaker from the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless / 8:30 p.m. / Courtyard Cafe
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18 — Homeless Against Homelessness skit and discussion / 7 p.m. / Courtyard Café
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19 — Hunger Banquet / 6 p.m. / President’s Dining Room (R.S.V.P. required)
  • Thursday, Nov. 20 — Homelessness Outreach in Mankato / 4-8 p.m.

Hunger and Homelessness Week is sponsored by Gustavus’s Action Supporting All People (ASAP). The event is held in conjunction with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which runs from Nov. 16-22. For more information about the week’s events or to R.S.V.P. for the Hunger Banquet, contact student Lauren Fulner at lfulner@gustavus.edu.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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