Palm Beach State College to help raise awareness of homelessness
Palm Beach State College will present a series of talks on homelessness Nov. 16, 17 and 18 on each of its four campuses. The events will coincide with National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.
Speakers at each event are Ezra Krieg, program director for the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center in West Palm Beach and Pamela Goodman, president of the Board for the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County. The talks are free and open to the public.
The schedule is:
10 – 11 a.m. Technical Education Center Room 109
Belle Glade campus, 1977 College Drive
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Humanities and Technology Building
Boca Raton campus, 3000 Saint Lucie Ave.
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Public Safety Building Room 108
Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
2 – 3 p.m. BB Classroom Building/Meldon Lecture Hall
Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd.
The talks will be the culmination of the College’s Common Reader program, which provided incoming students a campus-wide common intellectual experience.
A book, “Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard” by New York Times bestselling author Liz Murray, was distributed to almost 7,000 students who had classroom assignments related to the book’s main theme of homelessness. This is the second year in a row that it was selected as the Common Reader book.
Everyone attending the talks will receive a free copy of Breaking Night.