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Homelessness is not Faceless

Last week organizations, both old and new, all over campus held events to raise awareness for the homeless and impoverished in our community.  An event “Homeless is not Faceless,” held in the Greene room last Wednesday and Thursday, brought attention to the issue in a creative way.  Students presented real-life testimonies, artwork and photos from local homeless men and women, as well as featured a documentary by the Documentary Film program on a group of students who meet Saturday mornings to fellowship with homeless in the community.

“Homelessness is not Faceless is an event born from the desire of two Wake Forest students, Elaine Shing and Amy Laing, to promote an awareness of homelessness as a social issue within the Wake Forest community,” said Beth Ann Williams, who served on the leadership team for the event.

This was just one of the many events this past week to raise awareness of the homeless and impoverished in our community.  Another event was Amnesty International’s annual Poverty Banquet which was held Thursday evening in the Magnolia Room.

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