WSU Stands Against Poverty during Poverty Awareness Week 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Each year, the Washington State University Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) invites students, staff, faculty and community members to help raise awareness on issues of poverty during the week before Thanksgiving break, November 16-22, 2014. Throughout this week, the CCE partners with several WSU departments and student groups to hold events and activities throughout the week.

All week long, the CCE will hold daily service projects open to WSU students, and food and supplies drives will take place both on and off campus in support of local community organizations. Other events include a coffee hour and potluck on November 14, a bowling tournament at Zeppoz on November 15, a letter writing campaign for St. Jude on November 16, a documentary screening on November 16, a public discussion on November 18, a bake sale for United Way on November 19, a cardboard city on November 19, as well as a variety of other events.

Visit for a full list of events and sponsors as well as more information on poverty and local resources. Search for #cougsagainstpoverty on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates. Join the CCE to show the world that Cougs stand against poverty during Poverty Awareness Week this year.

For more information contact:

Erin McIlraith,

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Center for Civic Engagement

Washington State University





About nwchr

The Northwest Coalition for Human Rights (NWCHR) exists to facilitate connections and communication among organizations and individuals who are engaged in human rights and social justice work in the Northwest region of the United States, with special focus on the Inland Northwest. The coalition, inspired by Bill Wassmuth's former Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, will give strength to those working at the local level by allowing them to share resources, information, and ideas, as well as making them part of a larger support system. The University of Idaho Office of Human Rights, Access, and Inclusion (HRAI) in Moscow serves as the administrative home for the NWCHR, and the Coalition strives to build strong membership from throughout Idaho and eastern Washington, as well as from other parts of the Northwest region. All are welcome to join NWCHR and give their input.
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