Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. During this week, a number of schools, communities and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness.
This week, November 16-24, is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, and events are going on right here in Hartford. The Center for Contemporary Culture at the Hartford Public Library will be hosting A Day of Caring and Sharing tomorrow, Friday, November 22, from 11am-3pm. Community members are encouraged to visit the library to hear firsthand experiences of homelessness and hunger through music, poetry, open mic, and more. The event is presented by by Hands On Hartford, Faces of Homelessness-CT, Beat of the Street at the Charter Oak Cultural Center, Journey Home, Hartford, and Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford.
Educating yourself on an issue is a great first step in taking action, so be sure to add this event to your calendar! For more information about hunger, in particular, check out our April 25, 2013 Cultivating Food Justice Salon Recap post.