Shantytown 2012 - Wednesday, November 14th - 4-9 PM
Join us for a night of cardboard shanty-building*, respectful dialogue, and engaging speakers on the topic of homelessness. In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the Department of Housing & Residence Life will host the 22nd annual Shantytown program Wednesday, November 14th, from 4-9 pm on the DUC South Lawn. Shanties will be judged according to survival criteria. Students in attendance will participate in an educational dining experience and engage in thoughtful discussion regarding hunger and homelessness issues on state, national, and global levels. The program will conclude with speakers from Habitat for Humanity, and the showing of "The Pursuit of Happyness" at 9:00 pm.
Pre-registration is required. To register your organization (all student organizations are eligible and encouraged to participate), click the link below and complete and submit the online form.
Registered organizations will be paired with other registered organizations, and charged to build shanties out of cardboard and duct tape in teams. Housing & Residence Life will provide all shanty-building materials; registered teams should not plan to bring their own cardboard and/or duct tape to the event.
Shantytown T-Shirts will be available for purchase before and during the event upon availability; all proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity, WKU Chapter