From Democrat and Chronicle’s Young Professional Blog
In my last post, I spoke about a “movement” that I’m trying to spark at the University of Rochester. Just to recap a bit, my last panel was hosted in the Interfaith Chapel last month. The event, titled “Homelessness in Rochester,” attracted a decent mix of students and Rochester community members who came ready to receive and share ideas. As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, the primary purpose of my panels isn’t merely for students and residents to participate in a quasi-intellectual analysis of poverty, but for us to come up with tangible strategies and goals from our position as students.
Since then, some of us have already taken the charge to take action and engage homelessness in Rochester. We are currently holding a winter clothing drive for the House of Mercy accompanied with a “Jorts Week,” in which we will all wear shorts for the week in order to raise awareness for the drive. If you have any winter clothing, please drop them off at the Interfaith Chapel or at the Common Connection’s office located on the 2nd floor of Wilson Commons.