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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (H&H week) is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time to think about our blessings. It is also a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness and work toward a world where no one has to
experience hunger and homelessness. H&H week offers the chance to contribute to a national social movement.
For more information about H&H week, please visit the National Coalition for the Homeless,
Monday, November 14Faces of HomelessnessSansbury CLC Lobby 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join the AmeriCorps VISTA program as we engage in an activity to emphasize that homelessness can happen to anyone. Answering the question what is homelessness?
The Danger of a Single StoryTukey Theater, Doors open at 5:00 p.m., show starts at 5:30 p.m.
Join the Campus Compact VISTA's of Spartanburg as we host an evening of dialogue around the single story of homelessness. We will first enjoy a Ted Talk by Chimamanda Adichie and then engage in a dialogue intended to broaden our understanding of homelessness. Join us for free food and deep conversation.
Tuesday, November 15Faces of HomelessnessSansbury CLC Lobby 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 17Poverty SimulationConverse College 7:00 p.m.
Join USC Upstate, Wofford College and Converse College as they host a Poverty Simulation. Come experience what those living in poverty experience every day. Broaden your understanding of poverty and your empathy for others as we challenge ourselves to think about the faces of homelessness.
Friday 11/18Faces of HomelessnessSansbury CLC Lobby 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Hunger BanquetWofford College, Andrews Fields House 5:00 p.m.
Join USC Upstate, Wofford College and Converse College as they host the Hunger Banquet. The purpose of this program is to educate participants on the global dynamics of food distribution and how they lead to hunger in different areas of the world. At this interactive event, the place you sit and the meal that you eat are determined by the luck of the draw. Like our real life, some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty.
For more information, please contact Charlie Lafer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-503-7200.
Please contact the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement at 864-503-5433 or email
Center for International Studies
Center for Research and Scholarship Support
Center for Teaching Excellence & Learning
Metropolitan Studies Institute
Dr. Abraham Goldberg
Director of Service-Learning and Community Engagement
Associate Professor of Political Science Campus Life Center 202864-503-5670
Associate Director of Metropolitan EngagementAdmin 326F864-503-7366
Heather RossiVolunteer Program CoordinatorCampus Life Center, 202864-503-5106
Charlie LaferAmeriCorps VISTA Campus Life Center, 202864-503-7200
Graduate Assistant for Community Engagement
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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