Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week November 10-16, 2019

Hunger & Homelessness Week Promo

HUNGER

  • Sunday, November 10th

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    ADDRESSING HUNGER THROUGH FAITH

    11am, Faith Movers Church

    Come learn about the resources provided in the University Park community to address food insecurities and homelessness provided by Faith Movers Church.  Participants will also be able to attend worship service as well.  Transportation will be provided.  Bus will depart from Prairie Place at 10:30am and return at 1:30pm.  RSVP at pkelly@student.govst.edu by 11/8.

     

     

  • Monday, November 11th

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     US & THEM DOCUMENTARY SCREENING & DISCUSSION 

    6:30pm, Engbretson Hall

    US & THEM shatters misconceptions about why people end up on the streets, and reveals why the "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" narrative is heavily flawed. The goal of US & THEM is to educate as many people as possible on the realities of homelessness, and to encourage proactive solutions.  Refreshments will be provided.

     

  • Tuesday, November 12th

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    COMMUNITY SERVICE

    12pm – 4pm, New Lenox Township Food Pantry, 1100 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox IL

    The Dual Degree Program invites the GSU community to join us at the New Lenox Food Pantry for a day of assisting those in need.  We can all stand in solidarity by helping local resident’s access food and other necessary items.  To register, visit https://forms.gle/dMyNYwgyt3TNn7YDA.  For more information email ddp@govst.edu

     

    The following program has been CANCELLED

    THE REMOVAL OF THE PARADOX OF POVERTY 

    1pm, Engbretson Hall

    The problem of the homeless summaries in perfection the paradox of the extreme poverty within the material abundance that confirms the high state of industrial development in the United States of America.  This discussion will be led by Moe A. Messavussu, GSU alumni and author.  Refreshments will be provided

     

  • Wednesday, November 13th

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    FRIENDSGIVING

    12pm – 2pm, Lakeside Lounge

    Friendsgiving provides an opportunity to bring awareness to matters of hunger and homelessness.   Come join the Student Activities Council and enjoy a family style potluck meal while learning about resources to help combat hunger and homelessness with Kelly Grab, Director of Community Standards and Student Advocacy who will discuss GSU4U.    If interested in donating a dish, email sac@govst.edu by November 11th.   

     

    GSU4U AMBASSADOR TRAINING

    3pm, B2203

    Faculty and staff are invited to participate in a workshop to gain information and resources to better assist students facing challenges with basic needs insecurity.  Workshop participants will receive a GSU4U Ambassador sticker to display as a visual symbol of their knowledge and supportive presence around these issues.  RSVP Required. Register by Wednesday 11/6 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gsu4u.

     

  • Thursday, November 14th

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    ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK INFORMATIONAL

    1:30pm, B2200

    Come learn about details for the 2019 Alternative Spring Break to Charleston, South Carolina taking place March 6-14, 2019. 

     

    DODGEBALL FOR HUNGER

    6pm – 8pm, Gymnasium

    Join us for an evening of fun as we combat hunger and homelessness.  We are asking all individuals to bring a non-perishable food item to participate in the game.  For more information email sac@govst.edu.

  • Friday, November 15th

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    GSU FOOD PANTRY RIBBON CUTTING   

    2pm, A1115

    Join us as we reveal the new full service GSU Food Pantry through our partnership with Northern Illinois Food Bank.

     

    PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS SCREENING & DISCUSSION

    6pm, F1622

    Life is a struggle for single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith). Evicted from their apartment, he and his young son (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) find themselves alone with no place to go. Even though Chris eventually lands a job as an intern at a prestigious brokerage firm, the position pays no money. The pair must live in shelters and endure many hardships, but Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.  Refreshments will be provided. 

     

  • Saturday, November 16th

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    COMMUNITY SERVICE

    10am – 2pm, Belhaven Nursing Home, 11401 S. Oakley Avenue, Chicago IL

    This is a great opportunity to give back to those who have given to our communities, and are now in need of our care, love and support.  Transportation and lunch will be provided.  Bus will depart at 9am and return at 3pm.  Please RSVP at pkelly@student.govst.edu.