2 years ago

10 May, 2016

UWA Student Guild

Organised by:
UWA Arts Union

On any given night in Australia more than 100,000 people are homeless, almost half of them being young people under the age of 25. Homelessness doesn't necessarily mean sleeping rough, but encompasses any one needing to stay in temporary accomodation; sleeping in cars, hostels or at friends homes. Many young people, including university students, are homeless due to domestic violence or an abusive home life.

Join the Public Affairs Council on the 10th of May for a sleepout on Oak Lawn to raise awareness for youth and student homelessness. A gold coin donation for attendance will be given to a youth homelessness charity, along with all money from food and drinks at the event.

There will be guest speakers talking on the issue of youth homelessness, a special social justice themed outdoor movie screening by the Arts Union, and many other fun activities.

A free pancake breakfast will be served in the morning before you go off to classes. Bring your warmest clothes and some extra blankets as we will be collecting winter gear to donate after the event.

For all club committees out there, there will be a prize for the club with the highest turnout to the event! The winner will get $200 dollars donated towards their charity of choice for bringing down the largest goup registered under your club's name.

If you have any questions about participating in the event, please email Hannah Matthews at pac-vp@guild.uwa.edu.au.