Students at The College of New Rochelle To Learn About Homelessness By Sleeping Out On Campus
Students at The College of New Rochelle will spend a night on campus sleeping in boxes on Maura Lawn on Thursday, October 4, 2012. This “Sleep Out” is hosted by the Office of Campus Ministry. The evening program begins at 6:30 p.m. with an address by Dale Williams, Executive Director of Midnight Run.
According to the Campus Ministry Director, Helen Wolf, “The Sleep Out brings to life the inequalities in our world and challenges us to realize how our decisions affect those who are homeless.”
Speaker Dale Williams will share his personal story of being homeless in America, an extremely moving testimony of one who has lived the reality of poverty in our country. Participants in the CNR ‘Sleep Out’ will then have the opportunity for reflection, relating their experiences with the realities of being homeless in America, as well as writing Congressional representatives concerning homelessness. Following the formal program, student, faculty and staff will share a “Midnight Run” meal. Those who spend the night in boxes on Maura Lawn will have the opportunity to reflect on the experience over breakfast on Friday morning.