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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

tent city

i spent the night in a tent.
the social justice league at bsu is raising awareness for homelessness this week
by setting up a group of tents and having students, 
faculty and staff sleep there monday through thursday nights. 
on monday just after 9pm, about 15 students gathered for the nightly discussion at tent city.
we sat on the cement patio of the rondileau campus center
and talked about homeless children.
the average age of a homeless person in the u.s. is eight years old. 
more statistics about homeless children can be found at horizons for homeless children
(two representatives from the organization came to speak with bsu students yesterday).

the night was cold, but not freezing.
it was lightly misting when i went to bed and i slept through most of the night.
i awoke to the sound of rain lightly pitter pattering on my tent and
i'm glad i spent last night in the tent on the campus center lawn.

thank you, social justice league for your work in raising awareness of homelessness.


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