Students Sleep Outdoors
to Raise Awareness of Milwaukee's Homeless
Date: Thursday, Nov. 3 to Friday, Nov. 4, 2005
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Place: Behind Schroeder Hall
725 N. 13th S.
Marquette University will host the seventh annual “Schroeder Sleep Out” to raise community awareness of homelessness in Milwaukee. From 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, until 7 a.m. the following morning, students will sleep outside in boxes in the area between the Walter Schroeder Residence Hall and the Alumni Memorial Union. Students will collect blankets, food, and clothing to donate to an area homeless shelter.
Who: Marquette Students
What: Sleeping outside to raise awareness of Milwaukee's homeless
When: From 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 to 7:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4
Where: Behind Schroeder Hall at 725 N. 13th St.
A representative of Repairers of the Breach, an organization dedicated to overcoming homelessness, will address the group at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Representatives from Marquette’s Jesuit University Students Together in Concerned Empowerment (JUSTICE) program and Midnight Run, a volunteer service program focused on the needs of the hungry and homeless people living in the community around Marquette, will tell students how they can get involved in helping Milwaukee’s homeless.
According to a recent study by the Milwaukee Continuum of Care Homeless Coalition in early 2004, at least 21% of the homeless in Milwaukee are employed and 62% are high school graduates. About 50% of the city's homeless are in need of mental health services, and another 53% need drug and alcohol treatment.
The Walter Schroeder Residence Hall is located at 725 N. 13th St. Interested media should contact Anne Broeker in the Office of Marketing and Communication.
Office of Marketing and Communication Contacts
Media Relations Specialist
Phone: (414) 288-1988