Poverty Under the Stars
To stand in solidarity with the 47 million Americans living in poverty and the 6,600 homeless people in Santa Clara County, the Cesar Chavez Community Action Center held Poverty Under the Stars on Nov. 3. SJSU community members slept in sleeping bags and tents on Tower Lawn in order to stand in solidarity with those in our community struggling with homelessness.
A calendar of events, list of study areas, and information about available support services are being compiled by Student Involvement and will soon be available at sjsu.edu/getinvolved. Two “Good Luck” stations with giveaways, including pencils, scantron forms and snacks, will be located across from the 10th Street garage and on the Paseo de San Carlos from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Dec. 14-16. Volunteers are needed to staff these tables, and a request for volunteers will be coming out soon.
With almost 500 tickets sold, SJSU gave the San Jose Sharks hockey team the largest audience group ever! The deeply discounted tickets that were subsidized by Student Affairs along with the customized hats given to participants made this an event that students couldn’t pass up. While the Sharks may have come up short against the Calgary Flames, everyone had a good time.
The Interfraternity Council hosted a BBQ for Veterans on Nov. 11. Representatives from three of the Greek Councils came together on Veterans Day for food and games in honor of area veterans. They also collected between 15-20 large bags of clothing to be distributed at the local Homeless Veterans Emergency Housing Facility.
The PRIDE Center hosted more than 50 students at an early Thanksgiving feast where students enjoyed lots of food and autumn crafts in the comfort of their PRIDE Center family.
The Gender Equity Center will host its final "Lunch and Learn" program of the semester in honor of World AIDS Day at 1 p.m. on Dec. 8. Join GenEC for a casual lunchtime conversation on The Impact of HIV and AIDS on Men of Color.
The MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center has collaborated with the Native American Student Organization and other campus departments to put on a full array of events to help celebrate Native American Heritage Month. MOSAIC will host the final event for the month, NAHM Native Student Lunch from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 30. This is an opportunity for faculty, students, staff, and administrators to meet and connect with one another.