Unhoused Students Invited To Empowerment Faire at Sac State
At Sacramento State, thousands of students are living in their vehicles, in parking lots and other secluded places, or staying on couches and doubling up, because they do not have and cannot afford housing. Surveys in 2018 by the Chancellor estimated 12% of students – 4200 — have experienced homelessness.
The Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee will be coordinating and assisting the Sacramento State CARES office (Crisis Assistance and Resource Education Support) to present resources for unhoused students at the upcoming Empowerment Faire on April 4, 2022 at 12:45 pm. Many community organizations, including SHOC and the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, will be tabling at the Faire to address issues that matter to students, to motivate them to give back to their communities, and to offer them the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to social justice. The Center for Race, Immigration, and Social Justice (CRISJ) at Sacramento State is sponsoring the event.