Each year, Miami University's Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week encourages students to make a difference in the lives of the hungry and the homeless. Activities and special events run Oct. 29-Nov. 3.
Monday, Oct. 29
(hosted by housing, dining, recreation and business services and the office of community engagement and service)
Miami students can pledge meals from their meal plan through MyCard or in dining halls during meal times. Each meal pledged will benefit local food pantries. Pledge-A-Meal will be available to students Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 2.
- Writer’s Harvest
(hosted by the creative writing department)
7:30 p.m. Room 100, art building
Writer’s Harvest features readings of original work from Miami creative writing program and English department professors. This year’s event will feature Margaret Luongo and Keith Tuma and Kay Sloan as readers.
Other contributors include Anny Bilancini, Curtis Dickerson, Steve Dudas, CJ Oppertauser, Edwin R. Perry, Tony Ramstetter, Kelly Thomas, Maggie Waz and Brenna York.
- Paper Plate Project
(hosted by office of community engagement and service, OxFam and the Social Action Center)
9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Social Action Center in Hanna House, 219 E. Spring Street.
- Essentials Drive
(hosted by the Residence Hall Association)
Miami University- Oxford
All week in residence halls and in the RHA office in 381 Shriver.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
- Face of Homelessness Speaker (hosted by the office of community engagement and service and Urban Leaders)
7 p.m.-8 p.m. in 002 Upham Hall
Wednesday, Oct. 31
- Cardboard Brigade
(hosted by Alpha Phi Omega)
Located on Slant Walk
Friday, Nov. 2
- 30 Hour Famine (hosted by Feed My Starving Children)
The 30 Hour Famine is a global initiative that challenges students in the U.S. and around the world to fast for 30 hours while raising funds to feed hungry children and families. The fast will begin at noon on Friday, Nov. 2, and will end at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Activities, including movies and crafts, will be held in the lower level of Alexander Dining Hall 7 p.m.-midnight on Friday and noon-9 p.m. on Saturday.
Saturday, Nov. 3
- Make-A-Difference Day
(hosted by Honors Student Advisory Board)
The week is sponsored by the office of community engagement & service, housing & dining, creative writing department, English department, Nourish International, Oxfam, Social Action Center, Alpha Phi Omega, Residence Hall Association, Feed My Starving Children and Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless.