From Celia Caffery, an AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow with Opening Doors-Greater Hartford:
“There wil be an awareness raising and advocacy training event that might be of interest to Wesleyan students interested in human rights and homelessness. Journey Home (a nonprofit working to end homelessness in the Greater Hartford region) is putting on a Cardboard City Sleep Out at the University of Saint Joseph on April 19th @ 6pm. The sleep out is an all-night outside event to raise money for initiatives working to end homelessness in the Greater Hartford region and have participants come away from the event with increased awareness about homelessness and the toolkit they need to become an advocate for their community.
I think it will be a really great opportunity for students interested in working in social activism or advocacy. You can sign up a team to participate in the sleep out at the link below by clicking the “CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISER” button on the right and selecting “START YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER”. Once you create a team, students can join the team with individual profiles. We are working on getting a prize for the highest raising team and highest raising individual.”
crowdrise.com/CardboardCitySleepOut for more information.