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A night of cold, condensation and conscience: MSJC students experience 'Homeless for a Night'

 

Last updated 12/7/2018 at 1:49am

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Mt. San Jacinto College student Jessica Rook does a practice run of sleeping her car before the Homeless for a Night event at the MSJC Menifee Valley campus. The goal of the event was to raise awareness and educate students and the community about homelessness.

MENIFEE – Most people can't imagine what it would be like to be homeless, but students at Mt. San Jacinto College set out to find out, even if only for a night.

As part of the Homeless for a Night event, a group of around 60 students gathered recently at the MSJC Menifee Valley campus and listened to presentations from the city of Menifee's Homeless Task Force and the Social Work Action Group. They watched a documentary film about Chicago homeless students, "The Home Stretch," which illustrates just some of the difficulties of being a homeless student.

About 25 participants decided to s...



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