Sleep Out on the Quad
Date: TBD For Spring 2015.
Location: Quad by Lloyd
The Center for Sustainable Service & Volunteerism's annual Sleep Out on the Quad promotes awareness of hunger and homelessness while urging participants to take action. This annual event allows students to experience one night in the life of a homeless person and to raise awareness for the homeless population. Students rely on using the bare minimal materials to sleep on the quad, to help understand the experience a homeless individual faces each day. This year, UA students will make blankets, listened to speakers, watched a movie and participate in other activities to help gain a better understanding of homelessness.
In 2013, over 400 UA students, faculty, and staff participated throughout the event. On a dark Quad, participants watched Pursuit of Happyness on a big screen, played trivia and listend to different speakers that work in the nonprofit sector of the Tuscaloosa community.
We hope this year that y'all can join in on the fun, games and education. You can recieve up to 10 community service hours if you register on slpro.ua.edu and stay the entire time.
Any questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org