Hunger and Homelessness Week

Monday, November 14 - Friday, November 18

During the week of November 14th through the 19th, the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service is partnering with H.O.P.E., a student organization, for Hunger & Homelessness Week. Perhaps consider attending an event amplifying the voices of those experiencing homelessness like the Faces of Homelessness Panel or Street Sense Spoken word poetry. Questions and requests for accommodations can be sent to Melissa Bernard.

Monday, November 14

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Faces of Homelessness Panel. HFSC Herman Room. Hear three diverse speakers share their stories and discuss how we can help conquer homelessness. Speakers from the National Coalition for the Homeless. 

Tuesday, November 15

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Street Sense. HFSC Herman Room. Listen to the moving poetry of authors who have previously experienced homelessness. 

9:00pm-10:00pm: Threads of H.O.P.E. Village C West 6X Common Room. Join one of H.O.P.E.'s weekly programs to knit hats and scarves to donate to the Hypothermia Outreach Team.

Wednesday, November 16

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Banquet Dinner. HFSC Herman Room. An open discussion for all interested over a banquet style dinner about hunger issues both in the United States and abroad. 

Friday, November 18

2:00pm - 3:00pm: Hypothermia Outreach Team (HOT) Training Session. White Gravenor 201B. All winter long, when the temperature drops below freezing, the HOT team walks through the Georgetown neighborhood checking on the health and safety of our community members who are experiencing homelessness. In order to be a part of this life-saving group, attend a training first. 

5:15pm - 7:00pm: Friday Foods. Meet in Hoya Court to join one of H.O.P.E.'s weekly programs. Make bagged lunches to bring to those experiencing homelessness in Dupont Circle. 

9:00pm - 7:00am: Solidarity Sleepout. Meet in the CSJ for a screening of the documentary Storied Streets and a discussion with a speaker from the National Coalition for the Homeless. Afterwards, head outside to Red Square to sleep out as a show of solidarity with the 1.6 million Americans who are experiencing homelessness.