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Duquesne Students to Call Attention to Needs of Local Homeless Children

For the fifth year, Duquesne University students in a communications class are scheduling an event designed to raise awareness of the 2,900 Allegheny County children who experienced homelessness last year.

During Homeless Children's Awareness Week, Oct. 18-25, the students are initiating a gathering on Duquesne's Academic Walk where they and other supporters will stand in silence for those who have no voice. For 15 minutes, they will hold up faces that represent homeless children.

This event, called Stand Up for Homeless Children, is planned in collaboration with the Homeless Children's Education Fund, a nonprofit organization with the mission of improving opportunities for homeless young people in Allegheny County.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m.

Where: Duquesne University's Academic Walk, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

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