Activities planned for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Campus Ministry, in partnership with the Siena Leadership Team's Service and Social Justice Committee, is staging its annual "Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week" on campus with a variety of activities spanning seven days.

On Saturday, November 12, students were invited to meet at Edgehill Mansion at 8 a.m. to participate in a Habitat for Humanity project in Novato.

On Sunday, November 13, Campus Ministry hosted a Hunger and Homelessness Awareness mass in the St. Catherine Benincasa Chapel in Edgehill Mansion starting at 7:30 p.m.

Beginning Monday, November 14, a Ribbon & Clothes Pin Movement will be held through Thursday on Caleruega Dining Hall Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily. Students can request and receive a ribbon and clothes pin to show their support of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. They also can donate new socks to be passed onto the Ritter Center.

Also, on Monday, there was a “Hunger Banquet” in the Creekside Room at 7:30 p.m. to help educate students about hunger and how it effects the world.

On Tuesday, November 15, students were invited to meet at Edgehill Mansion at 2:45 p.m. to participate in a Service REST event at the First Presbyterian Church in San Rafael. Participants were encouraged to bring salad and desserts and help prepare meals for dinner companions.

On Wednesday, November 16, Global Education Office students collaborated on an "International Homelessness Panel Lunch" in Creekside Room. International students shared their experiences and views on how homelessness is confronting their countries, particularly involving the impact of the current refugee crisis.

On Thursday, November 17, the Service-Learning program, as part of Dominican's Democracy and Equity program, hosted a "Community Partner Lunch Panel on Homelessness" before a big crowd in Guzman Lecture Hall.

Also, on Thursday, students were invited to participate in a "Solidarity Sleep-Out" on Caleruega Dining Hall Plaza. Students met at 7 p.m. with blankets and sleeping bags and slept overnight on cardboard on the plaza.

On Friday, November 18, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week concluded with a Solidarity Sleep-Out Breakfast in Caleruega Dining Hall beginning at 8 a.m.

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November 8, 2016