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Students hope to raise homelessness awareness through arts
STANFORD -- The Stanford Homelessness Action Coalition (SHAC) will present a week of activities called "Face the Music: Raising Homelessness Awareness Through the Arts," Feb. 2-12.
The activities are designed to educate the Stanford community about the issues of homelessness and poverty. SHAC is a student group based at the Haas Center for Public Service, the campus center for local, national and international voluntary student efforts.
A benefit concert featuring Stanford musicians and dancers will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in Kresge Auditorium. The Fleet Street Singers, Counterpoint, Ballet Folklorico, Alpha Phi Alpha Step Show, and Stanford Improvisers are some of the performing groups. Tickets will be sold in White Plaza. Admission is $3, with proceeds going to the Haven Family House in Menlo Park and the San Francisco Coalition for the Homeless.
Theatre of the Homeless, a drama group of eight homeless performers, including a 7-year old girl, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Ricker Dining Hall. The group is known for its gritty portrayals of life on the streets. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Photojournalist Jim Hubbard, author of Shooting Back, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Kresge Auditorium. His talk is sponsored by the Bay Area Homelessness Program (BAHP), a nine-university consortium (of which SHAC is a part) working toward the prevention of homelessness. The BAHP funds, such campus activities as Face the Music through a grant funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Some other activities include:
For more information, contact Theo Emery at 497-1978.
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