Free Documentary Screening in Honor of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

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Mt. SAC’s Homelessness & Basic Resources Committee and Student Equity, will host a free screening of “Storied Streets” on Thursday, November 15. The documentary explores the complexities and realities of the everyday lives of homeless individuals.

The screening will take place at 3:00 p.m. at the Digital Technology Center (Bldg. 13-1700). Following the screening, there will be a presentation of resources that aim to address and assist homelessness.

Based on a survey conducted by the  Mt.SAC’s honors association Phi Theta Kappa, 18 percent of  Mt.SAC students reported being homeless in Spring 2018.

Former Phi Theta Kappa officer Brenda Garcia voiced the overall initiative for the survey.

“We saw that at Mt.SAC there was programs and places for specific student groups to seek help (eg. dreamers, veterans, first gen, etc. ) but there wasn’t really a program for homeless students at Mt.SAC,” Garcia said.

“We wanted to conduct a survey to see what the statistics are in terms of homeless students at Mt.SAC and how many people support establishing a support for them on campus,” Garcia said.

According to Phi Theta Kappa President Yasir Chaudhry the survey was a lead to providing needs to help homeless individuals.

“Currently we are working with the Homelessness and Basic Resources Committee HBRC to pass out toiletry bags to those in need on campus,” Chaudhry said.

The event aims to draw attention to homelessness during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week from November 10 to 18.

Students can RSVP for the free event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/storied-streets-film-screening-and-discussion-tickets-51978570303