National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week November 11th-17th

STAND IN SOLIDARITY THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
Wear purple for homelessness or orange for hunger

30 Days of Giving Drive
Donate nonperishable items and/or cleaned gently used business attire to the Food Pantry or Career Closet. Items can be dropped of at Student Life, A 2100. For more information contact civicengagement@govst.edu or extension 7362.

GSU Library Food for Fines:
Bring non-perishable food to the library and your library fine will be cleared. Drop off items at main desk in the library. Contact GSUlibraryinfo@govst.edu for more information.

  • Monday, November 12th

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    Fact vs Fiction Info Table
    Hall of Governors at 10am-12pm
    GSU community will be educated on the statistics on hunger, homelessness, and how they can make a change. Information will be provided about services offered by GSU4U and Student Life. Ribbons will be distributed as well.

    GSU Sleep Out: An Hour Without a Home
    Patio behind Hall of Governors at 3p-5p
    Join the Student Activities Council to gain a better understanding of the experiences of homelessness. Blankets will be provided and refreshments will be served in Lakeside Lounge after the demonstration and discussion.

  • Tuesday, November 13th

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    GSU4U Ambassador Training Program
    C3380 at 12pm
    Registration Required. Bring your lunch!

    GSU4U Ambassador is a training program for faculty and staff designed to raise awareness about food and housing insecurity on campus. Ambassadors will learn how this issue impacts student success and gain information about campus and community resources to support students experiencing basic needs insecurity.

    Space is limited, participants must RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gsu4u.
    Contact GSU4U@govst.edu or visit govst.edu/gsu4u to learn more.

    Friendsgiving
    Lakeside Lounge at 12pm-3pm
    Join the Student Activities Council for “Friendsgiving,” a student-led potluck that will celebrate the cultural diversity of our GSU population. Students will share what they are thankful for and play fun games.

    Global Spotlight: Hunger & Homelessness in Costa Rica
    Hall of Governors at 12pm-4pm
    Come learn about poverty in Costa Rica and support the Community Service Council Bake Sale Fundraiser for their Alternative Spring Break service trip to Costa Rica. American and Costa Rican desserts will be sold.

  • Wednesday, November 14th

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    Fact vs Fiction Info Table
    Hall of Governors at 10am-12pm
    GSU community will be educated on the statistics on hunger, homelessness, and how they can make a change. Information will be provided about services offered by GSU4U and Student Life. Ribbons will be distributed as well.

    Operation Healthy
    Hall of Governors at 3pm-4:30pm
    Free fruits and vegetables will be distributed. 

    Movie & Discussion: Homestretch
    Facilitator: Dr. Maristela Zell
    Jaguar Den at 5pm-7pm
    The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and create a new life.

  • Thursday, November 15th

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    Civic Engagement Volunteer Recruitment Fair
    Hall of Governors at 10am-2pm
    Sign-up for community service volunteer opportunities with organizations in the Chicagoland area.

    Mystery Food Banquet
    Jaguar Den 3p-4:30p
    Informative demonstration on the stereotypes and misconceptions about poverty and homelessness and a discussion of the experience of not knowing where your next meal is coming from.
    Sign-up to attend at https://govst.campuslabs.com/engage/

  • Friday, November 16th

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    Fact vs Fiction Info Table
    Hall of Governors at 10am -12pm
    GSU community will be educated on the statistics on hunger, homelessness, and how they can make a change.
    Information will be provided about services offered by GSU4U and Student Life. Ribbons will be distributed as well.

  • Saturday, November 17th

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    Community Service Day 12pm-3pm
    (Transportation provided by GSU). Reserve your spot by emailing civicengagement@govst.edu