Hunger and Homelessness Week sheds light on the problem of poverty in our communities. The week, sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, focuses on educating, raising awareness and collecting donations that support local anti-poverty agencies. Hunger and Homelessness Week is a collection of events across the United States that host collections, donations and workshops for their local communities during the same week, right before Thanksgiving.
Picture this: You’re a motivated and conscientious individual looking for a space where you can advocate for your interests and amplify student needs. Sound like you? We thought so! Why not consider joining the Associated Student, Inc.’s (ASI) student government during the next academic year? If you are willing to put yourself out there, you might just find there’s a seat with your name on it at the decision table.
Ranking at number 10 on the touropia list of the top 15 cities to visit in California, the city of Long Beach has gradually become a tourist attraction for an array of reasons. The vast sense of community alongside the city’s proximity to the beach has subtly encouraged visitors to move into the city.
The major oil spill in early October has generated a wave of questions and concerns by California residents. This oil spill has been widely broadcast and showcased all over news channels and social media platforms, where massive amounts of oil have been seen flowing across various California beaches.
These are difficult times for the Black community, and it’s important to remember that it’s our collective duty to educate ourselves on topics that are far too often ignored, such as systemic racism. Please take the time to read some of these educational books and articles, some of which can be found for free via the University Library.
You can influence social change by donating to the following advocacy organizations which strive to elevate Black communities and ensure a fair justice system. If you aren’t able to give, be sure to share these links with others.
By supporting these Black-owned businesses, you are directly supporting the Black community. In addition to many beloved local restaurants, this list also includes allergy-friendly and vegan food producers for you to support and enjoy, as well as organizations that support Black farmers.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, remember that you’re not alone. It’s normal for stress and anxiety to rise in times such as these, but you can stay healthy and motivated with the help of these community resources.
Wondering how to support the Black Lives Matter Movement? Here are some petitions you can sign, causes you can text, people and institutions you can call, and emails you can send to demand Justice and Change.