Video: GW Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2010      Category:

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week began in 1972 when a group of students at Villanova University organized a coordinated week of activities to educate the campus community, increase community service, and build campus and community relations. Held every year the week before Thanksgiving, more than 500 campuses and communities organize and participate in several unique, educational events, including fasts and sleep outs, community service events, community dinners and hunger banquets, and fundraising and food drives. At the George Washington University, the Office of Community Service partners with the Human Services Program to plan a week of activities designed to challenge the GW community to confront the issues of poverty from a local, national, and global perspective. Professor Peter Konwerski's students work in groups and each form committees around a different aspect of the week, including a food drive, Help the Homeless Walkathon, poetry slam, and hunger banquet.