West Coast Student Summit on Hunger and Homelessness: Students Using the Tools to Build a Better Future
- To: Urban Planning Students and Faculty
From: Dayana Salazar
FYI: This conference in Irvine has a fee of $45 that includes all
> summit materials, 3 meals plus snacks, and housing. It is coming up soon!West Coast Student Summit on Hunger and Homelessness
STUDENTS USING THE TOOLS TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE
University of California, Irvine
February 8-9, 2003
Whether you volunteer in a soup kitchen, educate
students, or work with a statewide anti-hunger and
homelessness organization, you are aware of the
escalating challenges facing our country's poor.
As the American public battles through a depressed
economy, millions of people are struggling to find the
basic tools of survival including food, clothing, and
housing. In fact, during the last year, the number of
Americans living below the poverty line increased by
1.3 million, bringing the total to 32.9 million
people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And, in
your own region, recent studies have found that the
highest rates of hunger in the nation are found in the
Western states, Oregon being at the top of the list
with 5.8% of household experiencing hunger.
These problems require students to mobilize their
communities, reach out to those experiencing hunger
and homelessness, and stand up as leaders and
community service providers.
Inspired by our national conference, amazing
student organizers, and last year's Northeast Student
Summit, the National Student Campaign Against Hunger
and Homelessness will host the West Coast Student
Summit on Hunger and Homelessness at the University of
California, Irvine. On February 8-9, 2003 more than
150 students, campus staff and community leaders will
come together for a weekend of workshops, diverse
panel discussions, issue briefings, new programming
ideas, networking opportunities, and inspiring and
The Summit will sharpen students' skills and help
unite the west coast region in the movement to
eradicate hunger and homelessness. If you missed our
national Conference or want to learn how to become a
more effective volunteer, organizer, or activist, you
should not miss this event!
At the Summit, you will have the opportunity to:
*Be inspired by some of the most effective hunger and
homelessness advocates and organizers in the country.
*Participate in skill-building and issue-based
workshops with topics ranging from planning an amazing
Hunger Cleanup to running an advocacy campaign.
*Network with students from across the West Coast to
share success stories, discover strategies that have
worked on campuses similar to your own, and learn to
establish and run the projects that you have always
wanted to get off the ground.
*Learn from exciting and informative panels with
topics including Hunger in America, Homeless Families
and Children, Federal Legislative Priorities, Student
Service and Activism, and Local Organizing.
*Hear the incredible stories of homeless and formerly
homeless individuals at the Faces of Homelessness
The registration fee is only $45 for students and
$60 for non-students. This fee includes all summit
materials, 3 meals plus snacks, and housing. You will
soon be able to register online at
For more information, please visit our website or
contact us at 800-664-8647.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE SUMMIT!
National Student Campaign Against Hunger and
233 N. Pleasant St. Suite 32
Amherst, MA 01002
p 800-664-8647 or 413-253-6417