Without even realizing it - poor housing options, high tuition rates, and limited services allow for housing insecurities on our very own campus.
Capilano - this is our year to reinvent how our students and the campus deal with the issues of homelessness and housing. As we move forward, we are creating a safe space at Capilano for students to share their real experiences. With our collective voices, we can lobby not only the University Administration but also the Government of British Columbia to work together for viable options.
To help ourselves better understand the issues - join us for events, discussions, communal art, movies and more to help change the face of homelessness on our campus.
This is our time! This is 5 Days like you've never seen it!
Monday, March 10
Share your experiences with homelessness & housing insecurity by adding it to our communal art tapestry in the CSU Library Lounge. Crafty or not - you'll be inspired!
Tuesday, March 11:
Passionate about Social Justice? Down for a good movie? Join us for the film, "Somewhere to Sleep, A Place to Eat, and Someone Who Gives a Damn," a film about two-middle age people, who through extenuating circumstances - fall behind and become homeless. Food & beverages will be available before the movie - donations are always welcome!
Also, join us for a ceremony in conjunction with the School of Communications, First Nations, and the CSU's Social Justice Committee to raise yesterday's tapestry in Birch for the rest of our campus community to see.
Wednesday, March 12
Want to get involved to be a part of the solution? Talk to one of nine Capilano students as they collect an anonymous survey about students and their housing situations at Capilano. Believe it or not, but if you spend more than 30% of your income on housing - you are housing insecure. Let's not be another statistic - let's find a solution to housing insecurity!
Thursday, March 13
Paul Taylor from the Gordon Neighbourhood house will be joining us for an informal discussion on what it means to be homeless, and why she should change our current vision of homeless people. From 1:30 - 3:00 in the CSU Library Lounge, don't miss this chance to join the discussion with a fantastic speaker!
Friday, March 14
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