Denison Sets Events for Homelessness and Hunger Week
Posted: November 3, 2007 / Last Updated: November 5, 2007
The Denison Community Association has planned a week of community events to raise awareness and inspire action to end local poverty. In conjunction with national celebrations, DCA's events, planned around the theme of "Homelessness Close To Home," will begin with "Experiencing the Challenges of Poverty" on Monday, Nov. 5, featuring a screening of "30 Days" and a budget simulation at 7:30 p.m. in Talbot Hall (350 Ridge Rd.). Sarah Granneman and Bridget Peterson are serving as co-chairs of the week's events.
Other events during the week, all of which are open to the public, include:
- "The Struggle for Affordable Housing" with Linda Juarbe of the Licking County Housing Coalition at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Rd.);
- "Realizing Homelessness in Columbus" featuring formerly homeless speakers and a solution-oriented discussion at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Herrick Hall (500 West Loop);
- "Global Dimensions of Poverty," Oxfam's "The Hunger Banquet" in which participants are fed meals, eating poorly or well in accordance with the percentages of how the world population eats. There is no charge for this event, but reservations are necessary and can be made by contacting Sarah Granneman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (740) 587-5446. The Hunger Banquet will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, on the third floor of Slayter Student Union (200 Ridge Rd.);
- "Gaining Perspective,"; a sleep-out on the Academic Quad with a reflection by University Chaplain Mark Orten, at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8; some students will turn in their key cards and sleep outside throughout the week; and
- "The Power To Act: Making a Difference," an open to the community, participatory event at which volunteers will make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Columbus area shelters, from 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday , Nov. 9, in the Veggie Room of Curtis Dining Hall (100 Smith Ln.).
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