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Hunger and Homelessness Week:
November 13-19, 2016

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, http://nationalhomeless.org/about-us/projects/awareness-week/

Monday, November 14
Faces of Homelessness
Sansbury 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 Story
Tukey 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 15
Faces of Homelessness
Sansbury CLC Lobby 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 17
Poverty Simulation
Converse 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 11/18
Faces of Homelessness
Sansbury CLC Lobby 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hunger Banquet
Wofford 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 vista1@uscupstate.edu or 864-503-7200. 

Do you want to get involved?

Please contact the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement at 864-503-5433 or email oslce@uscupstate.edu

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Dr. Abraham Goldberg
Director of Service-Learning and Community Engagement
Associate Professor of Political Science
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Kara Davis
Associate Director of Metropolitan Engagement
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Heather Rossi
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Campus Life Center, 202

Charlie Lafer
AmeriCorps VISTA
Campus Life Center, 202

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