Lecture 21- Student Homeless Challenge Project Marking the Ability to Successfully Survive the Harsh Conditions of Life on the Streets • One of the earliest individuals to take the homeless challenge was George Orwell who wrote of his experiences in Down and Out in Paris and London published in 1933 • Homeless Challenge experiences were common in the 1960s with the advent of the War on Poverty • Many religious leaders initiated Homeless Challenges in large cities to familiarize themselves and their “parishioners” with the plight of the disadvantaged • Homeless Challenge: When economically-privileged people dress down, empty their wallets, and spent time on the streets as homeless people • National Coalition for the Homeless wants people to do this so they will be able to know how it feels to be without a home o Participants will come away with a better understanding of the scope of the problem, and of how the system currently deals with the hardships of homelessness o They will be better able to address solutions at the local level when they have
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