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Presenting GW Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2018!

 

Every year, GW hosts Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This year’s events, held November 12-16th, will work to address Hunger and Homelessness in the United States in three steps: educate, encounter, and engage.

EDUCATE
Monday 11/12 | 7pm | ‘Faces of Homeless’ Panel & Discussion | Marvin Amphitheater

For this event, we are partnering with the National Coalition for the Homeless’ program: Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau. Three individuals who have experienced homelessness or are currently experiencing homelessness are giving up their time to come in and share their stories during a moderated panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. 

ENCOUNTER
Tuesday 11/13 | 7-9pm | Hunger Week Simulation | Marvin Grand Ballroom 

Hunger Banquet this will involve each participant will be randomly assigned to a high, medium, or low-income level and therefore a meal will be served accordingly to the assigned social class. A discussion and unique insight will be attained in this manner. A $5 entrance fee which will be donated to Miriam’s Kitchen (Cash and Venmo will be accepted at the registration table the day of the event) Venmo: @HungerWeek. RSVP on Eventbrite here.

ENGAGE
Monday 11/5 – Wednesday 11/14 | District Basement & MSSC 

Donate menstrual products as part of our drive in partnership with Thrive DC! These items will be distributed to those experiencing homelessness who menstruate. Donation boxes will be set up in the above locations. You can also donate at the Hunger Banquet.

Wednesday 11/14 | 7-9pm | Marvin Center 309 | Packing Party

Join our Packing Party and help make care packages complete with donated menstrual products to donate to Thrive DC. We will also be assembling peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for donation to Martha’s Table.

 

Get more involved by visiting our Facebook page here!

 

 

 

 

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