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LISTEN: Brenau students address local homelessness issues with special publication three months in the making

By Afternoon News Wrap

Several students in a Brenau University mass communication class will host the release of a special publication, “The Brenau Facing Project: Facing Homelessness in Gainesville & Hall County,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts.

The three-month effort, which was sponsored by The Facing Project, a nationwide nonprofit organization that inspires people to find an issue affecting their community and give a voice to those who are facing the issue by writing and publishing a book, will culminate in a book release event will feature live performances, a canned food drive, a silent auction and a volunteer fair.

Organizations represented at the volunteer fair, which is free and open to the public, will include My Sister’s Place, Georgia Mountain Food Bank and Good News at Noon. Light refreshments will be served, and all proceeds from the night will go towards the participating community partners of the Brenau Facing Project.

Three of the students involved with the project joined WDUN's Afternoon News Wrap this week to have an in-depth discussion about the publication and the issue of homelessness in the local community.

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