by MORGAN STOLPA, CSU PR Intern
Students advocate to end the Criminalization of Homelessness.
People are pushed from their homes and onto the streets for numerous reasons. As a result, individual’s who are homeless must seek out other ways to meet their basic human needs. From eating and sleeping in public places, to asking for money/resources, there’s a criminal penalty for it. Homeless individuals can quickly turn into criminals when their alternative ways to sustain their lives is illegal.
On Tuesday, November 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Mav Ave in the Centennial Student Union, students are hosting a tabling event to advocate to end the criminalization of homelessness. During the event, students can write letters to their representatives about ending the criminalization of homelessness and learn more about how hunger and homelessness are affecting people around the world.
“This is taking a step beyond awareness. It’s more than just awareness, it’s advocating for individuals experiencing homelessness,” said Kennedi Alstead.
If you’re interested in learning more about the criminalization of homelessness, contact Kennedi Alstead at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Mav Ave on November 13th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.